Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Anindita Banerjee is a member of the Institute for European Studies, the South Asia Program, and the Visual Studies Program, and a fellow of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell. Her research explores the interfaces between technoscientific, cultural, and social imaginations across Russia, Eurasia, and the Indian subcontinent. She is particularly interested in science fictional literature and media, which play a crucial role in negotiating translocal practices and global understandings of modernity. The subject is explored at length in her book, We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), which won the first Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies book award. The comparative study of global modernity’s intersects with Banerjee’s broader interests in critical geography, migration and border studies, media studies, and cultures of energy. She has published articles on these topics in PMLA, Clio, Science Fiction Studies, Comparative American Studies, and other journals and scholarly collections.