My teaching and research are primarily in twentieth century literary, film, and media studies. I also work on writing pedagogy-related issues.
At Guttman, I have created and run the Poetry Abroad program in 2019 and 2022, training undergraduate students in modern poetry through independent study-style research seminars and accompanying them to the International T. S. Eliot Summer School, held at the University of London.
At the CUNY Graduate Center, I teach seminars in film studies and advise PhD and MA students on research projects in formal and informal capacities.
Press release: “Guttman Students Go to London to Study T.S. Eliot”
Press release: “Dr. Ria Banerjee, Associate Professor of English”
Newspaper report: “Scholars Discuss Pedagogy and Community College Jobs at MLA Convention”
Newspaper report: “How the Pandemic Is Pushing Professors to Improve Their Pedagogy”
modernist studies, fin-de-siecle and literary decadence, film noir, climate change and pedagogy
introductory writing, colonialism in twentieth century literature and culture, climate change in the humanities, film genres and global violence, film history, film aesthetics
Board Member of the International T. S. Eliot Society and local organizing committee member for MSA Brooklyn 2023: Streets