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Swapna M. Banerjee

Undergraduate Deputy/ Professor

Location: 1127b Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2815
Fax: 718.951.4504

Banerjee is selected as a Distinguished Scholar for the Advanced Research Collective (2023) at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She focuses on women, servants, children, fathers, masculinity, and family history. Her book Fathers in a Motherland: Imagining Fatherhood in Colonial India (OUP, 2022) interrogates the connection between fatherhood and masculinity. Her co-edited volume Mapping Women's History (Stree-Samya, 2022) traces the history of Indian feminisms and their global connections through generations. In Men, Women and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (OUP, 2004), Banerjee restored domestic workers in India's colonial history for the first time. Supported by the Australian Research Council, she is currently working on a joint project that historicizes the traveling Indian ayahs and Chinese amahs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ( She was the Endowed Chair in Women's and Gender Studies (2016-18).

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