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Swapna M. Banerjee

Associate Professor

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

The research and teaching of Swapna M. Banerjee lie at the intersection of gender, class, race, and ethnicity with an attention to women, children, servants, and other marginalized groups in South Asia. She is currently completing a manuscript on fathers and children in colonial India (under contract with Oxford University Press). Her first book, Men, Women, and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2004) employs the lens of employer-servant relationships to examine construction of national identity in colonial Bengal. She has published in several edited volumes, in Paedagogica Historica, History Compass Journal and the Journal of Social History. Her grants and awards include Ethyle R. Wolfe Fellowship in Humanities (2013-14) and the Whiting fellowship (2008) for excellence in teaching from Brooklyn College. She is affiliated with PURAI: Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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