Lalit Khandare Earns Junior Faculty Award for Scholarship
Lalit Khandare has received the 2021 Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship at Pacific University.
Khandare is in his fourth year as a faculty member in the Master of Social Work program, where he uses his expertise in caste studies, homelessness and domestic violence to inform coursework and inspire student research.
He has had three substantial publications in the past two years, even in the midst of the pandemic, hybrid teaching and a move to the new Eugene Campus. The co-authored book chapter “Common struggles? Why there has not been more cooperation between African-Americans and Dalits,” will appear in a highly anticipated peer-reviewed collection from Oxford University Press.
He also has participated in a special teach-in event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, presenting alongside internationally renowned scholars and has presented his work in competitive national social work conferences.
He earned his PhD in social work from Indiana University in 2017, his master’s in planning and development from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2006, his MA in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2003, and his bachelor’s and master’s of commerce from Amravati University in India.