Samayita Banerjee specializes in pre-colonial history, archaeology, heritage and conservation. She has been working on the archaeology, antiquities and museums of Southern (Deltaic and Coastal) Bengal. She completed her BA Honours in History from Presidency College, Calcutta and her Masters and MPhil in Ancient Indian History from University of Delhi. Her MPhil titled, “Rethinking Space Through Literature: A Study of Bengal in the Mangal Kavyas”, was to understand how a region is perceived, imagined and sometimes idealized in the minds of the people who inhabit it and how that perception is reflected in the regional vernacular compositions, through a study of a few Mangal Kavyas. Her linguistic abilities include English, Hindi, Bengali and she has been pursuing an advanced Sanskrit course after completing a certificate program in the same from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. She has been a Sahapedia Project Fellow in 2017-2018 and has worked on the problems of heritage protection and preservation, she also volunteers as a Walk Leader at the India Heritage Walks. Samayita has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Ashoka University in 2016 (Monsoon semster), 2017 (Monsoon semester), 2018 (Spring and Monsoon semesters).