Shweta Banerjee

PhD Program, Vanier Doctoral Scholar


Fields of Study

Major and Minor Fields


  • South Asian History

Minor 1

Economic History of Europe

Minor 2

Economic Anthropology

Working Dissertation


Bhavani Raman


Her dissertation provides a historical view of financial infrastructure in India from 1750 - 1947. She is interested in exploring finance as a site of contestation between early modern and modern states and financiers or bankers. In Fall 2021 she is a course instructor for an advanced undergraduate seminar in "Topics in Global Asian Migrations" at the University of Toronto. Before entering the PhD program she has spent several years at the World Bank working on financial inclusion, digitization, and rural livelihood programs in South Asia.


MA Social Science, University of Chicago
BA Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
BA History, University of Delhi