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Swapna Banerjee-Guha Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Swapna Banerjee-Guha is Professor of Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. Formerly, she was Professor of Human Geography at the University of Mumbai. She had completed her doctoral research from University of Calcutta in 1977 and Post Doctoral Research from Johns Hopkins University, USA in 1985. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and Visiting Fellow at the Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, Paris. She is a Steering Committee Member of the International Critical Geography Group; Director of South Asia Node, Spaces for Democracy Network, University of Newcastle, UK; Member of the Editorial Board and South Asia Editor of Journal of Human Geography, Massachusetts; a recipient of Quality of Life Award, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK, 2001 for contribution in Development Research in South Asia.

Her publications include five books and over 100 research articles in journals at national and international levels including chapters in books published in India and abroad. Her book Spatial Dynamics of International Capital (1997) was acclaimed as a groundbreaking work on space relations of global capital in India.