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Ishita Banerjee- Dube Professor of History, Center for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México

Ishita Banerjee-Dube is Professor of History at the Center for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México (The College of Mexico). She has held the DD Kosambi (Visiting) Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies in Goa University, and has been Fellow at the Max Weber Kolleg, Erfurt University, Germany. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador; the University of Syracuse, New York; and the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has also been Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, among others. Her research explores issues of religion, law and power, time and temporality, language and identity, gender and nation, food and emotion, and democracy and social justice. She has authored four books: A History of Modern India (2015), Religion, Law, and Power (2007), Divine Affairs (2001) and, in Spanish, Fronteras del Hinduismo (Borders of Hinduism) (2007).