I am currently a doctoral student in School of Social Work at Louisiana State University, USA. I earned an M.S.W. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA; an M.A. (Sociology), an M.A. (English), a B.Ed. (English), and a B.A. (English and Population Studies) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
My general area of research interest is Social Welfare and Social Justice for immigrants and refugees to serve diverse, vulnerable, and impoverished populations, especially children, women and older adults, and thus addressing the problems of poverty, group alienation, and inequality in life. My specific areas include issues of identity and cohesion, the flux of globalization (global homogenization and local fragmentation), issues of home, homeland, and belonging among diasporic communities of immigrants and refugees.
Regardless of our setting, all social workers need to engage in work related to oppression and social injustice. Social workers are more aware than most people of the challenges faced by children and families living in poverty, the inadequacy of our safety net of human services, and the challenges experienced by those living with disabilities.
My Best Poem
By: Mother Teresa.
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-cetered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you
of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win
false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
People love underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Follow some underdog anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help, but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best that you have and
you may get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.