Anindita Banerjee

Anindita Banerjee is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature in Cornell University. Her research focuses on science fiction and technocultural studies, environmental humanities, media studies, and migration studies across Russia, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin and African Americas. Banerjee’s first book, We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), won the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies book prize from the University of California and was praised in Science magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times Higher Education, Comparative Literature Studies, Science Fiction Studies, Slavic Review, and Isis among many academic and public venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is an editor of three other books, South of the Future:  Marketing Care and Speculating Life in South Asia and the Americas (2020); Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East (2018); and Russian Science Fiction Literature and Cinema: A Critical Reader (2018). She has edited special issues on “Border Environments” (2021) in Latin American Literary Review; “Thinking through the Pandemic” (2020) in Science Fiction Studies; “Working Towards Equity” in the Slavic and East European Journal (2020); “Geopoetics” (2016) in Slavic Review; and “World Revolution” (2017) in Slavic and East European Journal

Banerjee is a founding co-editor of the book series Studies in Global Science Fiction at Palgrave Macmillan, a co-editor of the journal Science Fiction Film and Television at Liverpool University Press, and an editorial consultant for the following journals and book series: Science Fiction Studies, HiLoBooks at MIT Press, and SFF Canon at Palgrave. She is completing a second single-authored book titled The Chernobyl Effect.