Anindita Banerjee’s research focuses on technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies across postsocialist and postcolonial spaces. She is a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and a member of the South Asia Program, the Visual Studies Program, and the Institute of European Studies.
Banerjee is the author of We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), which won the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies book prize from the University of California and was praised in Science magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times Higher Education, Comparative Literature Studies, Science Fiction Studies, Slavic Review, and Isis among many academic and public venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is completing a second book on energy, art, and resistance in the former Soviet space.
Banerjee co-edits the book series Global Studies in Science Fiction at Palgrave Macmillan. In addition to publishing a wide range of articles, she has edited a special issue of Slavic Review on geopoetics (75.2, summer 2016); a special issue of the Slavic and East European Journal on world revolution (forthcoming in fall 2017); and a critical reader on Russian science fiction literature and cinema (forthcoming in 2017). She is currently working on two other editorial projects: a volume on speculative biotechnologies and global economies of care in South Asia and Latin America, and a collection of essays on the circulation of science fiction in the global East and South.
Banerjee is the recipient of an Academic Venture Fund grant and a faculty-in-residence fellowship from the Atkinson Center. Her individual and collaborative research across the humanities and the sciences has received support from the NRC, the Mellon Foundation, and the NEH among other sources.