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Somaditya Banerjee Former Assistant Professor of History

Somaditya "Soma" Banerjee is an assistant professor in the Department of History. He received his bachelor's in physics from St. Xavier's College Calcutta and master's in physics from University of Pune in India before moving to the University of Arkansas to continue his studies in physics. Having interests in the history of physics, he moved to the University of Minnesota for his master's in history of science and technology. Finally, he completed his doctorate from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has published in Science and Narratives of Nature and Annals of Science and is working on a book manuscript that examines the making of modern science in colonial India. His research looks at the social and cultural dimensions of science in twentieth century India. His doctoral dissertation has examined how physicists in early twentieth century colonial India created an indigenous school of science and responded to the developing quantum physics. Banerjee teaches surveys on history of science, history of physics, modern South Asia, Mughal India, STS in South Asian history and world history.

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