Bannerji works in the areas of Marxist, feminist and anti-racist theory. She is especially focused on reading colonial discourse through Karl Marx's concept of ideology, and putting together a reflexive analysis of gender, race and class.Bannerji also does much lecturing about the Gaze and othering and silencing of women which are marginalized.
Inventing Subjects: Studies in Hegemony, Patriarchy and Colonialism. (Tulika)
Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Racism (Canadian Scholars Press)
The Writing on the Wall: Essays on Culture and Politics (TSAR Press);
Thinking Through: Essays in Marxism, Feminism and Anti-Racism (The Women's Press)
The Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali theatre (Papyrus)
Coloured Pictures (A novel) (Toronto: Sister Vision, 1991)