Prof. Paula Banerjee (M.A. & PhD from University of Cincinnati, USA) was Vice Chancellor of Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata. Previously, she was Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Calcutta and Professor and Head, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. She is Governing Body Member of Centre For Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata; North East Hill University, Shillong; Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, Assumption College, Kottayam, Kerala and Governing Body Member, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga; Court Member of West Bengal State Women’s University, Diamond Harbour, Kolkata, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, North Bengal University, Siliguri and West Bengal State Women’s University, Diamond Harbour, Kolkata. She is at the International Editorial Board of Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford University and Editor, Refugee Watch, Calcutta Research Group. She was Director of Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, President, International Association for Study of Forced Migration (2013-2016), Fulbright Scholar 2013-2014, Chairperson, UGC Committee on Autonomy of Mata Gurji College, Punjab, 2017, Chairperson, UGC Expert Committee for Autonomy of Dhalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, 2017, Chairperson, UGC Expert Committee on SNR Sons College, Coimbatore, 2017, Chairperson, UGC Expert Committee on Autonomy for Nehru College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore, 2017, Chairperson, UGC Expert Committee on Autonomy for Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapally, 2017, Board of Studies Member, Dept. of International Relations, Netaji Open University, Team leader, Research on UNSCR 1325 in Kenya, Nepal and NE India, Govt. of Finland, Wiscomp Scholar of Peace Fellow, 2000-2001, New Delhi and Coordinator of National Commission For Women’s Project on Women and Displacement Due to River Erosion in Bengal. She was Visiting Professor at Oldenburg University, Germany, Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, SUNY Oswego and OCC, Bielefeld University, Germany, Millikin University, USA, Millikin University, USA, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, University of Paris, International Program on Advanced Studies, MSH, Paris, Non-Traditional Security and Gender, WISCOMP, Minority Status Report for India, ICES, Colombo. She published 14 books, 32 research papers and 8 reports from Sage, Routledge etc.