Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Program

University of Calcutta

Claflin University

C.U. Team

Dr. Paula Banerjee

Dr. Paula Banerjee is PhD: 1993, University of Cincinnati, USA.
"Neither Antagonist Nor Ally: Indo-US Relations from 1954 to 1966,"
M.A.: 1989, University of Cincinnati, USA.
B.A.: 1987, Presidency College, Calcutta.



Current Positions:

1. Visiting Professor and Fulbright SIR, SUNY, Oswego
2. Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta.
3. Academic Committee Member, Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta.
4. President, International Association for Study of Forced Migration
5. President, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata.
6. International Editorial Board, Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford University
7. Editor, Refugee Watch, CRG.

Previous Positions:

1. Head, DSSEAS, C.U.
2. Board of Studies Member, Dept. of International Relations, Netaji Open University
3. Coordinator of an Indo-Algerian-French initiative for research on Women's Citizenship in the Postcolonial times under the auspices of University of Paris VII.
4. Editorial Board Member, FMR, Oxford.
5. Team leader, Research on UNSCR 1325 in Kenya, Nepal and NE India, Govt. of Finland.
6. Coordinator Annual CRG Winter Course on Forced Migration
7. Wiscomp Scholar of Peace Fellow, 2000-2001, New Delhi.
8. Lecturer in History, Sarojini Naidu College for Women, University of Calcutta, From 1997.
9. Instructor of Modern European Survey Courses, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 1988-1991
10. President Prajak Kolkata, 2000-2004.
11. Coordinator, National Commission For Women's Project on Women and Displacement Due to River Erosion in Bengal.

Selected Publications:

1. Unstable Populations, Anxious States, Samya, Kolkata 2013.
2. "Forced Migration and Displacement," Guest Editor, Peace Prints, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 2012)
3. "Women in Borderlands: India," Guest Editor, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Volume 27, No. 1, 2012.
4. Women in Indian Borderlands (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2011) co-editor Anasuya Basu Raychowdhury
5. UNSCR 1325: Women, Peace, and Security (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland, 2010.)
6. Borders, Histories and Existences: Gender and Beyond (Sage, New Delhi, 2010).
7. Migration and Circles of Insecurities (Rupa, New Delhi, 2010) co-author Ranabir Samaddar.
8. Marginalities and Justice (Sage, New Delhi, 2009) Co-editor Sanjay Chaturvedi.
9. Women and Peace Politics (Sage, New Delhi, 2008)
10. Autonomy: Beyond Kant and Hermeneutics (Anthem, New Delhi, 2007) Co-editor Samir Das
11. Internal Displacement in South Asia (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2005). Co-editors Sabyasachi Basu Raychoudhury and Samir Das.
12. When Ambitions Clash: Indo-US Relations 1947-1974 (South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, 2003).
13. Girls in the Twilight Zone: South and Southeast Asian Scenario (University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 2003). Co-editor Lipi Ghosh.
14. Co-authored a book on Women in Politics and Society in France, 1945-1995, Eureka Publishers (Calcutta, 1997). With Paramita Das and Anuradha Mukherjee

Papers Published:

1. "Bengal Border Revisited" in Paula Banerjee ed. Journal of Borderland Studies (Vol. 27, No. 1, 2012) pp. 31-44.
2. "Respnse to Landau," Journal of Refugee Studies (Vol 25, Issue 4) pp. 570-573
3. "A Saga of Forced Migration: India," Roger Zetter ed. World Disaster Report 2012.
4. "Report on Development Induced Displacement in India," in Nadeeka Withana ed. Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement (RCSS, Colombo, 2011).
5. "IDP Protection at the National Level: Experience from South Asia," Ranjana Ray ed. Development Displacement and Marginalisation (The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 2011).
6. "Mapping Minority Rights and Protection in India," in Samir Das ed. Minorities in South Asia and in Europe (Samya, Kolkata, 2010).
7. "Negotiating Differences," Lipi Ghosh ed., (Routledge, New Delhi, 2009).
8. "Gendered Face of Extraordinary Powers in North-East India," Peace Studies Reader IV (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2009).
9. "Women, Trafficking and Statelessness," in Debashree Mukherjee and Shahiuz Zaman Ed. Stateless Women of South Asia (Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2009) pp. 61-82.
10. "The Acts and Facts of Women's Autonomy in India," in Gilles Tarabout and Ranabir Samaddar eds, Conflict, Power and the Landscape of Constitutionalism (Routledge, New Delhi, 2008) pp.
11. "Communities, Gender and the Border: A Legal Narrative on India's North East, in Kalpana Kannabiran and Ranbir Singh eds., Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India (Sage, New Delhi, 2008) pp.
12. "Mapping Minority Rights and Protection in India," Policies and Practices 14 (Kolkata, 2007)
13. "Forced Migration, Women and the Nation State in South Asia," Prachya 2 (Kolkata, 2007).
Research Experiences and Awards: 1. Visiting Professor, Yunan University, Kunming, June-July 2013
2. Visiting Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany, April 2012
3. Visiting Professor, Millikin University, USA, August-December 2011
4. Consultant MFA Finland, Development Aid and 1325, February 2011.
5. Advisory Board Member on India-China Program, New School, USA, 2010


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