Faculty Department

Dyotana Banerjee

Assistant Professor


Dyotana Banerjee has a PhD in Politics from IIT-Gandhinagar. Her research interests include politics of urban transformations and remaking of city spaces in India; caste, land struggles, and urban migration; and middle-class politics. She uses ethnographic and interpretive methods in her research. Dyotana has published in Contemporary South Asia, Critical Asian Studies, and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Dyotana teaches courses such as Political Economy of India, Political Thought, and Political Theory. Prior to UPES, she taught at IIT-Gandhinagar. She also has an MA in International Relations from Jadavpur University and an M.Sc. in International Development from The University of Edinburgh. Besides her academic writings, Dyotana loves writing opinion pieces on class, caste, and gender questions in Indian cinema and has published them in The Wire, The Quint, and South Asia Journal.