Postdoctoral Fellow

Kiran Banerjee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Kiran Banerjee is the Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. 

Banerjee’s research addresses global migration governance and the role of international institutions and domestic political actors in responding to forced displacement. He is also currently working on a monograph based on his doctoral research. This project analyzes and reconstructs the normative dimensions of claims to membership as a subject of global justice, with a particular focus on statelessness and forced migration. Dr. Banerjee’s broader research interests include international relations, migration studies, and human rights, as well as political philosophy and legal theory.

Banerjee holds a Ph.D from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he concentrated in the fields of political theory and international relations. He received his MA degree in Social Sciences and BA degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2006.

Selected Publications:

  • “Rawls, Race and the Meso-Level Sources of Domination” (with Abraham Singer) (Under Review).
  • “States Behaving Badly: State Practice and Bad Norms in the International Refugee Regime” (with C. D. Smith) (Under Review).
  • “Citizens, Subjects or Tyrants? Relocating the People in Pocock’s The Machiavellian Moment” (with M. Suchowlansky) History of European Ideas (2016). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Foreword,” Journal Symposium: “‘The Machiavellian Moment’ Turns Forty: Rethinking JGA Pocock’s Intellectual Legacy” (with M. Suchowlansky) History of European Ideas (2016). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Envy, Shame and Self-Respect: Situating the Emotions in the Work of John Rawls,” (J. Bercuson) in Emotions in Context, eds., Rebecca Kingston, Kiran Banerjee, James McKee, Yi-Chun Chien. University of Toronto Press (2016). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Introduction,” in Emotions in Context, eds., Rebecca Kingston, Kiran Banerjee, James McKee, Yi-Chun Chien. University of Toronto Press (2016). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Rawls on the Embedded Self: Liberalism as an Affective Regime” (with J. Bercuson) European Journal of Political Theory (2014). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Toward Postnational Membership? Tensions and Transformation in German and EU Citizenship,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol 9, 3 (2014). (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Genealogy, History, Human Rights; Review of 'The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History' by Samuel Moyn” Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol 7 (2012). [Read]
  • "Negotiating the Claim to Inclusion: Statelessness and the Contestation of the Limits of Citizenship" Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 7, 2011. [Read]
  • “Political Community of Fate or Postnational State? Tensions and Transformation in Contemporary German Citizenship” Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 7, 2011. [Read]
  • “Re-theorizing Human Rights through the Refugee: On the Interrelation Between Democracy and Global Justice,” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees, Vol 27, No 1 (2010). (Peer Reviewed)[Read]

Download Kiran Banerjee's curriculum vitae here.

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