Rita Banerjee

Rita Banerjee

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Comparative modernisms, comparative Marxisms, modern South Asian literature and intellectual history, multilingualism, translation and performance, speculative fiction and genre literature, feminism in world literature, race and class, avant-garde and art house film, deconstructions of postcolonial canons, lyric essay and narrative as provocation.

Email: banerjee[at]fas.harvard.edu


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University, May 2013
  • Dissertation: “The New Voyager: Theory and Practice of South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • A.M., Comparative Literature, Harvard University, June 2008
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Washington, June 2006.
  • B.A. (Honors), English Honors; Minors: Japanese; Cinema Studies, Rutgers University, May 2004.

Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Japanese, German, French
Additional reading knowledge of Spanish

Current Project: The New Voyager: Theory, Translation, and Intertexuality in South Asian Modernisms

Recent Publications: