Arunita Banerjee

RESEARCH SCHOLAR

SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR

ABOUT 

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Hello, I'm Arunita.
I am a science grad and an aspiring science journalist, based in India. My field of research includes behavioural ecology of Indian free-ranging dogs and I recently submitted my PhD thesis. I am passionate about communicating science through the written word and other multimedia platforms. I intend to build a career in science journalism, with emphasis on the science and society paradigm, enabling public engagement and influencing policy changes. I co-founded the science communication platform of IISER Kolkata and I am the current chief editor. I have about 2.5 years of experience in science writing for various web-based outlets - bylines at Research Matters, IndiaBioscience, TheLifeOfScience.com, Live Wire, Cogito137, Mongabay India and The Weather Channel.
I have a varied range of interests including art, music, films, photography and travel.

TIMELINE

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SKILL SET

Writer

News, perspectives and explainers on science, research, humanities and related topics.

Speaker

Invited talk and lightning talk at Scicomm 2020, a virtual conference organised by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States.

Video Editor

Knowledge of essential concepts and proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro

Communicator

Fluent in oral and written communication, in English. Fluent oral communication in Hindi and Bangla.

Editor

Chief editor of Cogito137, a multilingual, multimedia, web-based scicomm platform, hosted by IISER Kolkata.

Leader

Leadership and responsibility roles throughout affiliated institutions

Graphic Designer

Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva, Autodesk Sketchbook.

Artist

Hand-crafting greetings cards, hand-painting T-shirts and more.

Organiser

Logistical organisation of conferences, workshops and other outreach events

Director

Short-films and music video visuals

Photographer

Hobby projects in nature, landscapes, street and indoor, events.

Social

Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and YouTube Studio

Scholar

Dissertation-oriented research projects; academic publications

Moderator

Moderator/MC roles in conference, panel discussion and other institutional events.

Web Designer

Proficiency in designing websites using wix, weebly, squarespace, googlesites and similar template based platforms.

QUICK ID

Phone

+91-8376836146

Email

Address

4/26D, Sahidnagar, K P Roy Lane, Kolkata- 700031, West Bengal, India

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