Bio

Research Interests: Politics of urban transformations, Caste politics in India, Youth politics, neoliberal cultures, and social media, Indian middle-class politics

 

Education:

  • B.A. (Political Science): Jadavpur University, India, 2008
  • M.A. (International Relations): Jadavpur University, India, 2010
  • M.Sc. (International Development): University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2011
  • Ph.D. (Humanities & Social Sciences): IIT Gandhinagar, India, 2020

 

Selected Publications:

Academic

Media

  • Banerjee, Dyotana, “Caste, class and populist political anxieties in ‘Paatal Lok'”, The Wire, May 23, 2020. Thewire.in
  • Banerjee, Dyotana, “Thappad: defying patriarchy without dismantling families?”, Countercurrents.org, May 12, 2020.
  • Ingole, Prashant and Banerjee, Dyotana, “Coronavirus and caste: is our response to the pandemic casteist?”, The Quint, Mar. 21, 2020.
  • Banerjee, Dyotana, “Savarna middle class and Article 15: Puncturing the ‘politics’ in the political”, in Countercurrents.org, Jul. 9, 2019.

Work Experience:

  • Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Aug 2020 to present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Jan 2020 – Jul 2020)