Menon. Assistant Professor. M.A. (TISS, Mumbai); MSW, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis.
Social Work Practice in Research I and
Social Welfare Policy and Services
Another related research interest is the examination of the linkage between technology and governance. Historically, the nation-state in the developing world has often been seen as unaccountable and non-transparent to its citizenry. In recent years, governments have begun to use Information Technology (IT) as a way to respond to calls for ‘good governance.’ My research project in India examines how local governments are using IT to transform the way they connect to citizens, and investigates the promise of e-Governance initiatives for urban community development.
I am also interested in the issue of globalization and the challenges it poses for social work in the U.S. As a part of this theme, I examine the historical and contemporary representations of immigrants and their lives in U.S. social work literature.
Information and Communication Technology and Governance in the developing world
Social Welfare Policy
Recent Publications and Presentations
Menon, N. & Acevedo, G. (2008). “Hidden Transcripts” of Globalization: The role of social work in the development of social welfare in the United States. Global Studies Journal, 1 (3), 39-48.
McBride, A. M., Brav, J., Menon, N. & Sherraden, M. (2006). Limitations of Civic Service: Critical perspectives. Community Development Journal, 41, 307-320.
Menon, N., McBride, A. M., & Sherraden, M. (2003). Understanding service: Words in the context of history and culture. Service Enquiry: Service in the 21st century, 149-156.
Yadama, G., & Menon, N. (2003). Fostering social development through civic and political engagement: How confidence in institutions and agency matter. Social Development Issues, 25 (1/2), 162-174.
Menon, N. & Acevedo, G. (2008, May). “Hidden Transcripts” of Globalization: The role of social work in the development of social welfare in the United States. Virtual Presentation at the Global Studies Conference, Chicago, USA, May 16-18, 2008.
Menon, N. & Ssewamala, F. (2007, July). Assets and Children’s Outcomes: A comparative study of Uganda and India. Paper presented at the 15th International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) Symposium, Hong Kong, SAR, China, July 16-20, 2007.
Faculty Fellowship (2008-2009), Fordham University – “Transparency and Technology: Examining e-Governance initiatives in Hyderabad, India”.
Member of the Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Faculty Associate, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis