"I believe violence is not only an individual-level issue affecting those who commit or experience violence, but a systemic problem that allows its normalization. My work on violence ranges from genocide to domestic violence, the outcomes associated with it and the context in which it may happen, including poverty and status inconsistency."
Microfinance and masculinity; domestic violence; genocide; political violence; trauma; social movements
Shaanta Murshid’s teaching interests include research, diversity and oppression, immigration, international social work, and violence. She was a member of the Doctoral Program Executive Committee at the Rutgers University School of Social Work and an appointed member of the Board of the Doctoral Student Association at Rutgers University School of Social Work. She was also awarded a Saathi of Rochester Excellence in Education Award and an Excellence in Social Work Education Award from Rutgers University. Murshid's social consciousness on both national and international levels has guided her talks and publications in both scholarly journals and popular media, including her 2014 article, "The killings at Bangladesh's Bihari Camp – Murder mystery or murder with impunity?" in India's Frontier Weekly.