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Miss Shonali Banerjee

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Anthropology)
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Dr. Shonali Banerjee completed her PhD in International Development at the University of Sussex in May 2020, studying the effects of philanthropic crowdfunding platforms on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India.

Before returning to academia, Shonali spent 5 years working in the NGO sector in the United States, Morocco, Thailand, and Cambodia. Her current research interests include new media in development, ICT4D, private/public partnerships (PPP), philanthropic aid, corporate social responsibility, and political economy of aid. Shonali holds a BA in International Affairs and Political Science from the George Washington University (2011), and a MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London (2015). 

In addition to her research, Shonali served as a Doctoral Tutor for the undergraduate modules 'Social Change, Culture, and Development' and 'Key Thinkers in Development', and was the Tutor Rep for the School of Global Studies. Shonali was the School's Social Media Manager from May 2018 until July 2020. 


Doctoral Researcher 


PhD in International Development, University of Sussex (2020)

MSc Development Studies, SOAS University of London (2015)

BA International Affairs and Political Science, The George Washington University (2011)


Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2019)