nadine murshid

Nadine (Shaanta) Murshid

Assistant Professor

"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."

Contact Information

666 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-5749
Fax: 716-645-3456

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Contact Information

646 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-5749; Fax: 716-645-3456


  • PhD, Social Work, Rutgers University (2013)
  • MPP, Public Policy, Australian National University (2006)
  • BBA, Business Administration, James Madison University (2003)

Professional/Research Interests

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.