Welcome to Prof. Paula Banerjee, IDRC Endowed Research Chair and Director if the Centre on Gender and Forced Displacement
Welcome to Prof. Paula Banerjee, IDRC Endowed Research Chair and Director of the Centre on Gender and Forced Displacement
Professor Paula Banerjee, who has a long research and publication record on gender and forced displacement in both South and Southeast Asia has been appointed as the IDRC Chair in April 2023 as well as the founding Director of the Centre on Gender and Forced Displacement (CGFD) hosted by Gender and Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology. She was the Vice Chancellor at Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata from 2017-2019. Before that she was also the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calcutta and was responsible for approximately 7000 graduate students. She supervised 32 departments and ten research centres. A world-class leader in gender and forced displacement, Professor Banerjee has served as a two-term president of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). She has also served as the Director of the premier think tank on forced migration, the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and several other research centres. She is well-published, and to her credit has 15 books, over 44 articles, book chapters, and many more conference papers and reports. She is the editor of Refugee Watch and on the board of several other journals.
Prof Paula can be reach to the following:
Office Room: E119
Extension No. 5781