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Bonnerjee, Jayani Jeanne





  • Prof. (Dr.) Jayani Jeanne Bonnerjee is an Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, JSLH. Jayani Bonnerjee is a cultural geographer with research and teaching interests in postcolonial urbanism and critical geographies of diaspora.  She completed her PhD (Geography) from Queen Mary, University of London, focusing on issues of identity and belonging for Calcutta’s Chinese and Anglo-Indian communities. Building on this research, Jayani is currently working on a book on the Calcutta Chinese community and the idea of the cosmopolitan city. Her work has been published in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, South Asian Diaspora and Global Networks.

    With degrees from University of Calcutta (Loreto College) and University of London (Queen Mary, University of London), Jayani has taught both in India and the UK. She has also held postdoctoral positions in Delhi (Centre de Sciences Humaines), London (Queen Mary, University of London) and Singapore (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS)

research overview

  • Her area of research includes Postcolonial urbanisms; Critical geographies of migration and diaspora; Urban sociality; Home, belonging and identity; Practices of urban heritage; Representing and imagining cities; Mixed or creole identities.

full name

  • Jayani Jeanne Bonnerjee

primary email

  • jjbonnerjee[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in