The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Shweta Banerjee

PhD Program

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

South Asia

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Economy, Technology and Society; Empires, Colonialisms and Indigeneity; State, Politics, and Law


Her current work involves the study of sovereignty and currency, markets, financial infrastructure, and state in early modern and modern India. 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