Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Gastprofessorin Prof. Dr. Sudeshna Banerjee

Prof. Dr. Sudeshna Banerjee (Jadavpur University, Kolkata) teaches at the IAAW in the summer term 2015. She is a visiting professor of India Studies and as such occupying the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) 'Rotating Chair'.


After doing her Bachelor of Arts with honours in History from Presidency College, Calcutta, she did her Masters in History at the University of Calcutta. A Commonwealth Scholarship tenable in the UK enabled her to get her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Sudeshna Banerjee started her teaching career as a guest lecturer in Presidency College, Calcutta, even while she was an UGC Junior Research Fellow. She joined City College, Calcutta, as a full-time lecturer in February 1986. In September that year she joined Jadavpur University as a lecturer. In 1994 she was promoted to the post of senior lecturer by Jadavpur University. Readership was conferred on her in 1999. She became an associate professor with the nomenclature of the post of reader being changed to that of associate professor by an order of the Government of West Bengal. Additionally, she served as the Head of the Department of History, Jadavpur University, from 01.04.2010 to 31.03. 2012. 



Prof. Dr. Banerjee teaches the following seminars in the summer term 2015: