SUNY Oswego, OCC Host Visiting Fulbright Scholar

Oswego and Onondaga Community College have been selected to host Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Paula Banerjee.

Paula BanerjeeBanerjee is an associate professor of South and Southeast Asian studies at the University of Calcutta. She spent the fall semester at Oswego and will spend the spring 2014 semester at OCC.

Banerjee is an expert in the areas of borders and border conflict, the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons, and women’s efforts as peacemakers. She will contribute to internationalization in Central New York by teaching and collaborating with faculty, conducting research, and engaging with student and community groups.

An activist-scholar, Banerjee researches and writes about ethnic and religious conflict, reports on dislocation and vulnerabilities and organizes conferences to solicit solutions for ending conflict. Her work received international attention and resulted in invitations to present her findings all over the world, including the United Nations.

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