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Mahasweta M. Banerjee

School of Social Welfare - Social Welfare
BSW Program Director
Primary office:
Twente Hall, 121
University of Kansas
1545 Lilac Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129



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

Selected Publications

Banerjee, M. (2016). “We Routinely Borrow to Survive” - Exploring the Financial Capability of Income-Poor People in India [Journal Articles]. Social Work, 61(4), 349–358. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/sww045
Banerjee, M. M. (2016). Processes and dilemmas of doing international research in India.  [Book Chapters]. In In Alice K. Butterfield and Carol Cohen (Eds.) in Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration. CSWE Press. . CSWE Press.

Selected Presentations

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

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