Sukanya Banerjee, Associate Professor
office: Curtin Hall 497
Ph.D., English, University of California-Riverside, 2001
MA, English, University of Delaware, 1997
B.A., English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, 1994
Areas of Research and Teaching:
Victorian Literature and Culture
Nineteenth Century British Empire
Transnationalism and Diaspora Gender Studies
Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the Late-Victorian Empire. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010. (Winner of 2010 NVSA Sonya Rudikoff Award for best first book in Victorian Studies)
New Routes for Diaspora Studies, edited by Sukanya Banerjee, Aims McGuinness, and Steve McKay (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012).
Articles and Essays:
"Troubling Conjugal Loyalties: The First Indian Novel in English and the Transimperial Framework of Sensation," forthcoming in Victorian Literature and Culture (Spring 2014).
“Routing Diasporas in the Twenty First Century,” in New Routes for Diaspora Studies, edited by Sukanya Banerjee, Aims McGuinness, and Steve McKay (Bloomington:Indiana University Press, 2012): 1-22.
"Empire, the Indian Diaspora, and the Place of the Universal." Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 15.1 (Spring 2006): 147-166. Review essay published in May 2010.
"Empire, Nation, and the Professional Citizen: Reading Cornelia Sorabji's India Calling," Prose Studies, 28.3 (December 2006): 291-317.
"Political Economy, the Gothic, and the Question of Imperial Citizenship," Victorian Studies 47.2 (Winter 2005): 260-71.
"Lady Mary Montagu and the Boundaries of "Europe"," in Kristie Siegel, ed. Gender, Genre, and Travel (New York: Peter Lang, 2004), 31-54.
"Gender, Violence, and Community in South Asia in the Postcolonial Contemporary Present" (co-authored with Angana Chatterji, Lubna Chaudhury, et al.) Cultural Dynamics 16. 2/3 (October 2004): 125-39.
The Indian Periodical Press and the Production of Nationalist Rhetoric by Sukeshi Kamra (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Victorian Studies, forthcoming.
Educating Seeta: The Anglo-Indian Family Romance and the Poetics of Indirect Rule by Shuchi Kapila (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010). RaVon 57-58, February-May, 2010.
Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia (ed.) Sonita Sarker and Esha Niyogi De (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003). Journal of Asian Studies 63.1 (February 2004): 141-43.
Selected Awards and Fellowships:
2012 - Sonya Rudikoff Book Prize - awarded by Northeast Victorian Studies Association (for Becoming Imperial Citizens)
2011 - Research in the Humanities Award - biennial award given by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (for Becoming imperial Citizens)
2009- Graduate School Research Committee Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2007- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Grant
2005- Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2003- Fellow, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2002- Fellow, Center for Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2000- Fellow, Center for ideas and Society, University of California-Riverside
Work in Progress:
Book-length project examining the relation between loyalty and modernity through the lens of the nineteenth-early twentieth century British empire.
Commissioned essay on "Colonial and Postcolonial Literature" for Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, edited by Dino Felluga, Pamela Gilbert, and Linda Hughes (New York: Wiley/Blackwell, 2015)