Dr. Bidisha Banerjee is Assistant Professor of English at the Education University of Hong Kong. She has a M.A. in English from Claremont Graduate University and a Phd from the University of Iowa. She won the Jeffrey Campbell Fellowship which enabled her to teach in the Gender Studies department at St. Lawrence University in New York. She has also taught at Chinese University and City University (both in Hong Kong) as an academic visitor. Dr. Banerjee's research and teaching interests include postcolonial studies, globality and transnationalism, diaspora and exile, postcolonial feminist fictions and theory, cultural studies, Hong Kong urban culture and film studies. She has presented her work widely at conferences in Europe, Asia and the US. Some of her work on South Asian diaspora has been published in journals like Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Text and Asian Cinema. She won the 2011-12 Excellence in Teaching Award in the Faculty of Humanities and was nominated for the Hong Kong wide 2013 UGC Teaching Award.
postcolonial studies, globality and transnationalism, diaspora and exile, postcolonial feminist fictions and theory, cultural studies, film studies and visual culture
Dr. Banerjee teaches courses in postcolonial literature and gender and popular culture.
Dr. Banerjee has served as a language arts consultant to several schools in Hong Kong and conducted workshops for teachers. She has presented her work on postcolonial literature and cultural studies at several conferences. Some of the recent ones are as follows:
Who will save us from the rabbits?” A Posthuman, Postcolonial Reading of Shaun Tan’s The Rabbits.‟ Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange. A Moving World’s Conference. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 14-17 June 2013
“What Lies Within: Misrecognition and the Uncanny in Hong Kong’s Cityscape” included in the panel entitled A Place for Interpretations: A Study of Films and Literature in Post/Colonial Hong Kong. Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8), Macao, 24-27 April 2013.
“Caricatures with Integrity: Subverting Anglo Indian Stereotypes in Indian Cinema” Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, University of Hong Kong, March 18-20, 2012
“Living in No Man’s Land: Notions of Home, Belonging and the Double Displacement of Anglo Indians in Bow Barracks Forever.” II Biennial Conference of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies: “Other” Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity. November 23-26, 2011: Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canaries, Spain.
“Politicising the Pictorial: A Postcolonial Reading of Images in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.” 11th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA) International Conference. Crossing the Borders: Reality, desire and Imagination in Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific lives, literatures and cultures. University of Presov, Slovakia. September 12-15, 2011
“Exoticized Heroine or Hybrid Woman? Diasporic Female Subjectivity in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala. Biennial Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences. Prague, Czech Republic, June 21-24, 2011