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Mahasweta M. Banerjee

Professor
BSW Program Director
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Summary

Academic Areas

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.

Education

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching

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

Service

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

Selected Publications

Banerjee, M. M. (in press). Self Help Groups as Social Enterprises: Case Study of Social Entrepreneurship from India. . In M. Nandan, T. Bent-Goodley, & G. Mandayam (Eds.), Social Work Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Social Value Creation: Relevance for Contemporary Social Work Practice . NASW Press.

Banerjee, M. (2017). [Review of the book INEQUALITY IN U.S. SOCIAL POLICY: AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS, Bryan Warde. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group]. Urban Social Work 1(2) Springer Publishing Company.

Banerjee, M. & Motoyama, M. J. (2017). Self study for reaffirmation of accreditation of the bachelor of social work program, Volume I, II, III.

Rauscher, E. E., Friedline, T. & Banerjee, M. M. (2017). We’re not rich, but we’re definitely not poor: Young children’s conceptions of social class. . Children and Youth Services Review,(83), 101-111. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.035

West, S. Banerjee, M. M., & Friedline, T. (2017). Coming up short: Family composition, income, and household savings. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Banerjee, M. M., Friedline, T. & Phipps, B. (2017). Financial capability of parents of kindergarteners . Children and Youth Services Review, Doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.08.009.

Banerjee, M. M. (2016). Processes and dilemmas of doing international research in India. . In . (Ed.), In Alice K. Butterfield and Carol Cohen (Eds.) in Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration. CSWE Press. . Arlington, VI: CSWE Press.

Banerjee, M. (2016). "We Routinely Borrow to Survive" - Exploring the Financial Capability of Income-Poor People in India. Social Work, 61(4), 349-358. DOI:10.1093/sw/sww045

Banerjee, M. & Damman, J. L. (2016). The capabilities approach: A framework to understand and enhance TANF recipients’ employability. Journal of Poverty.

Banerjee, M. M. (2015). Applying Sen's Capability Approach to Understand Work and Income among Poor in India. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.

Banerjee, M. M. (2015). Gender Differences in Capabilities for Work among Poor: Challenges and Opportunities. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work. DOI:10.1177/0886109915572847

Banerjee, M. M. (2013). Social Work and Social Development: Perspectives from India and the United States. Sweta Singh (Ed.), Chicago, IL: Lyceum, Journal of Community Practice [Review of the book Social Work and Social Development: Perspectives from India and the United States, Sweta Singh (Ed.), Chicago, IL: Lyceum]. Journal of Community Practice, 21(4), 491-494. Chicago.

Banerjee, M. M., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Comparing Rawlsian justice and the capabilities approach to justice from a spiritually sensitive social work perspective. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 31(1-2), 1-23. DOI:10.1080/15426432.2012.647874 http://hdl.handle.net/1808/8805

Banerjee, M. M., & Canda, E. (2012). Culturally competent international social work research. http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/KAKI/KAKIResources/63419.aspx

Banerjee, M. M. (2011). [Review of the book A story of ambivalent modernization in Bangladesh and West Bengal: The rise and fall of Bengali elitism in South Asia, Pranab Chatterjee. Asian Thought and Culture. Sandra A. Wawrytko, General Editor, Volume 65, 294 pages. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York: NY, 2010]. Social Development Issues

Banerjee, M. M. (2011). Social work scholars' representation of Rawls: A critique. Journal of Social Work Education, 47(2), 189-211.

Banerjee, M. M. (2010). Professor Armaity Desai: Interpreting social work in a developing country. In A. Lieberman (Ed.), Women in social work who are changing the world (pp. 182-197). Chicago, IL: Lyceum.

Pyles, L. & Banerjee, M. M. (2010). Work experiences of women survivors: Insights from the capabilities approach . Affilia, 25(1), 43-55.

Banerjee, M. M. (2009). Globalization's dawn in the lives of India's economically disadvantaged people. University of Kansas.

Banerjee, M. M., & Canda, E. R. (2009). Spirituality as a strength of African American women affected by welfare reform . Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 28(3), 239-262.

Banerjee, M. M. (2008). The lightning rod: A non-resident Indian (NRI) divorcee in India . Families: A Journal of Representations, 5/6(1), 45-65.

Banerjee, M. M. (2008). The neglect of income from work in the capabilities approach: A critique. . Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, 11-12, 274-286.

Banerjee, M. M. (2008). Exploring capabilities that allow economically disadvantaged people to work and earn an income in West Bengal, India.

Banerjee, M. M. (2008). Exploring capabilities that allow economically disadvantaged people to work and earn an income in West Bengal, India.

Banerjee, M. M. (2007). The capabilities approach, women's employment, and the role of family . Families: A Journal of Representations, 5(1), 7-23.

Banerjee, M. M. (2007). Exploring capabilities that allow economically disadvantaged people to work and earn an income in West Bengal, India.

Banerjee, M. M. (2005). Allah, Kali, Jesus: Reflections on my own and respondents' spirituality . Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11(3), 46-61.

Banerjee, M. M. (2005). Applying Rawlsian social justice to welfare reform: An unexpected finding for social work. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 32(3), 35-57.

Banerjee, M. M., & Pyles, L. (2005). Children's schooling: A potential impediment to work for women of color facing welfare reform . Journal of Poverty, 9(4), 99-124.

Banerjee, M. M. (2005). Social work, Rawlsian social justice, and social development . Social Development Issues, 27(1), 6-24.

Banerjee, M. M., & Pyles, L. (2004). Spirituality: A source of resilience for African American women in the era of welfare reform. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 13(2), 45-70.

Banerjee, M. M. (2003). Realities of life before and after welfare reform: Perspectives of women of color . Qualitative Social Work, 2(4), 411-433.

Banerjee, M. M. (2002). Voicing realities and recommending reform in PRWORA. Social Work, 47(3), 315-328.

Banerjee, M. M. (2001). Micro-enterprise training (MET) program: An innovative response to welfare reform. Journal of Community Practice, 9(4), 87-108.

Banerjee, M. M. (2001). Micro-Enterprise Training Program (MET): A pilot income patching initiative in Kansas City, Kansas.

Banerjee, M. M. (2000). Micro-Enterprise Training Program (MET): A pilot income patching initiative in Kansas City, Kansas.

Banerjee, M. M. (1999). Micro-Enterprise Training Program (MET): A pilot income patching initiative in Lawrence and Kansas City, Kansas.

Banerjee, M. M. (1998). Micro-enterprise development: A response to poverty. In M. S. Sherraden & W. A. Nanac (Eds.), Community economic development and social work (pp. 63-84). New York: The Haworth Press.

Banerjee, M. M. (1998). Micro-enterprise development: A response to poverty. Journal of Community Practice, 5(1), 63-83.

Banerjee, M. M. (1998). Strengths in a slum: A paradox? Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 22(1), 45-58.

Chamberlain, R. Banerjee, M. M., & Yurek, J. (1998). Juvenile intake and assessment centers: Final evaluation.

Banerjee, M. M. (1997). Frozen feta cheese lasagna with crushed hot peppers. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 3(4).

Banerjee, M. M. (1997). Strengths despite constraints: Memoirs of research in a slum in Calcutta. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 3(3), 36-45.

Banerjee, M. M. (1997). Exploring strengths and constraints in starting a micro-enterprise among Kansas City's residents.

Banerjee, M. M. (1997). Kiosk usage in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

Banerjee, M. M. (1997). Leadership training for managers and supervisors in the child support enforcement program: An evaluation.

Banerjee, M. M. (1996). Computer-based training for child support enforcement workers: An evaluation of the multi-media version of the CBT.

Banerjee, M. M. (1996). An evaluation of kiosk usage in Kansas and Nebraska.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). [Review of the book Disaster evacuation and the tourist industry, Thomas E. Drabek. Program on Environment and Behavior Monograph No. 57, Institute of Behavioral Science: University of Colorado, 1994, 268 pages]. Disasters, 19(4), 369.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). Desired service outcomes: Toward attaining an elusive goal. Administration in Social Work, 19(1), 33-53.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). Exploring the interplay of strengths and constraints in the life of slum dwellers in Calcutta.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). Computer-based training for child support enforcement workers: Updated evaluation of the pilot phase.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). Executive development and leadership training: An evaluation.

Banerjee, M. M. (1995). Computer-based training for child support enforcement workers: An evaluation.

Banerjee, M. M., & Gillespie, D. F. (1994). Linking disaster preparedness and organizational response effectiveness. Journal of Community Practice, 1(3), 129-142.

Banerjee, M. M., & Gillespie, D. F. (1994). Strategy and organizational disaster preparedness. Disasters, 18(4), 344-354.

Gillespie, D. F., Colignon, R. A., Banerjee, M. M., Murty, S. A., & Rogge, M. (1993). Partnerships for community preparedness, University of Colorado, Boulder: Institute of Behavioral Science.

Gillespie, D. F., & Banerjee, M. M. (1993). Prevention planning and disaster preparedness. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 17(2), 237-253.

Johnson, A. K., & Banerjee, M. M. (1992). Purchase of service contracts for the homeless: The development of a city-wide network. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 16(2), 237-253.

Gillespie, D. F., Colignon, R. A., Banerjee, M. M., Murty, S. A., & Rogge, M. (1992). Interorganizational relations for disaster preparedness.

Banerjee, M. M. (1992). Strategic choice and effectiveness: A study of Red Cross Chapters and disaster response organizations. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International.

Banerjee, M. M. (1986). Dowry: A curse for women. In K. Sen (Ed.), Her story (pp. 531-564). Calcutta, India: Pragna Publishers.

Das Gupta, S. & Banerjee, M. M. (1985). A study of dowry system in West Bengal. Calcutta, India: Jaya Prakash Institute of Social Change.

Sen, A. & Banerjee, M. M. (1980). The cost of charity. Philippines: ACPO.

Banerjee, M. M. (1978). Health and mental health: A primer for neo-literates. Calcutta, India: Bengal Social Service League.

Mukherjee, M. (1976). Mothers of schizophrenic patients: Relationship with their mentally-ill off-spring. Bombay, India: Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Selected Presentations

Banerjee, M. M. & Canda, E. R. (11/11/2012 - 11/11/2012). Culturally competent international social work research. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. Washington, DC


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