Jayani BONNERJEE
Jayani BONNERJEE
Postdoctoral Fellow
Urban Dynamics
March 2013 - present
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About

Jayani is a cultural geographer, interested in postcolonial urbanism in South Asia and critical geographies of diaspora. She completed her PhD (Geography) from Queen Mary, University of London, focusing on Calcutta’s Chinese and Anglo-Indian communities. Her thesis engaged with everyday lived spaces of these two communities through a focus on ideas of home, identity, belonging, cosmopolitanism and nostalgia.
At CSH, Jayani is continuing her work on issues of minority communities in Calcutta, in particular the city’s Anglo-Indian and Chinese communities, and their sense of identity and belonging.

Activities:

• Co-organiser of CSH-CPR urban workshops
• Co-organiser of Urban Studies reading group at CSH (with Tarangini Sriraman and Rémi de Bercegol)