Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee

Paula Banerjee ist IDRC Endowed Research Chair on Gender and Forced Displacement at the Asian Institute of Technology’s Gender and Development Studies (GDS) Program at the School of Environment, Resource, and Development in Bangkok. Before that she was professor at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta and vice chancellor of the Sanskrit University and president of International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. She is a senior researcher at the Calcutta Research Group, a research group on migration and forced migration. In addition to other numerous previous positions, she was the 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; president of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (2013-2016); team leader of research on UNSCR 1325 in Kenya, Nepal and NE India, under the Govt. of Finland; or coordinator of CRG-UNHCR Program on Statelessness (2011-2013). She is also a visiting professor at the Carl Von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany. She is widely recognized on women in borderlands and women under the condition of forced migration.

Paula Banerjee is the winner of many awards, accolades and fellowships (among others IWM (Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna; University of Oslo), and visiting professorships (Bielefeld University; Millikin University; Paris VII; SUNY Oswego). In 2013 she was awarded the Fulbright SIR and in 2009 she won the SITRA-CIMO award.

She is the editor of Refugee Watch and an editorial board member of international journals such as Oxford Journal of Refugees.

Her book publications include Gender, Identity and Migration (co-editor Nasreen Chowdhury) (2022), Indian Migrant Workers and the Pandemic (co-editors Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay and Ranabir Samaddar)(2021), Statelessness in South Asia (co-editors Atig Ghosh and Anasua Basu Raychoudhury)(2016), Unstable Populations, Anxious States (ed.) (2013), Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond (2010).