Mahasweta M. Banerjee

BSW Program Director
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 121

Theories and practices associated with enhancing social and economic justice; community development; micro-enterprise as an anti-poverty strategy; international social development; qualitative and quantitative research.


Teach social work research methods courses (quantitative and qualitative) at the undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral levels.

Teaching Interests

  • Social welfare research
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Mixed methods research
  • Social justice theories

Research Interests

  • Social Justice
  • Rawls
  • Capabilities Approach of Sen and Nussbaum
  • Micro-enterprise development
  • Social development
  • Spirituality
  • Financial capability
  • India and US


Board member of International Consortium of Social Development (ICSD); Governing Board member of the Council of Social Work Education; Editorial Board member of the Journal of Social Work Education and Urban Social Work; Reviewer for various journals

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