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P.K. Shajahan PhD, is a Professor of Social Work and Dean, Academic Affairs at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. He was formerly the Dean, Social Protection, Dean Students' Affairs, Chairperson, Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice and Chairperson of South Asia Centre for Studies in Conflicts Peace and Human Security at TISS.
He is currently the Vice-President of International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and represents ICSW at the Task Force on Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development 2020 - 2030. As a Member of the Board of Directors, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), he Chairs the Publication Committee of IASSW. He along with colleagues from Europe, Americas and Africa founded two global academic alliances - Critical Edge Alliance (CEA) and Solidarity Economy Reciprocity and Social Innovation (SERESI). He is heading international collaborative academic projects with University of Bristol (UK), Roskilde University (Denmark), University College Dublin (Ireland), University of California, Berkeley and Tribhuvan University (Nepal). His research, publications and areas of expertise include, Participatory Development; Social Enterprises and Social Innovation; Diversity and Social Cohesion; Community and Civic Engagement; School Education and Accountability; Social Protection and Social Policies; International Social Work; and Youth Development. He has been a visiting faculty at University of Chicago (USA), Gavle University (Sweden), Tampere University (Finland) and Roskilde University (Denmark).
Social Innovation and People Centred Development
Diversity, Social Cohesion and Human Security
Community and Civic Engagement
Social Protection and Social Policies
International Social Work
Shajahan PK, Swati Banerjee, Robin Shields e.al, Accountability and Governance in Primary Education in Mumbai and Kathmandu (forthcoming)
Tiong Ngoh TAN and Shajahan PK (eds), Remaking Social Work for the Global Reset, Springer (forthcoming)
Shields, R, Banerjee, S, Shajahan, PK et. al, (2021), The double pendulum: Accountability relationships and learning in urban South Asia, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol.84
Pradeep PN and Shajahan PK (2020) Methodological Challenges in Implementation of Social Incubators in Kerala: A Case Study, Journal of Social Work Education and Practice 5(3) 01-16
Jha Manish, K and Shajahan P.K. (2020) Social Work and Community Question: Addressing Complexities of Social Structures In Gurnam Singh and Shepard Masocha, Anti-Racist Social Work: International Perspectives, London, Red Globe Press
Shajahan P.K. and Lars Hulgard (2020) Genealogy and Institutionalisation of People Centred Social Innovation in Kudumbashree, Kerala, India In People Centred Social Innovation: Global Perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm, In Swati Banerjee, Stephen Carney, Lars Hulgard, New York, Routledge.
Singla, Rashmi, P.K. Shajahan and Sujata Sriram (2020), (Indian) Diasporic Communities: Transforming Belongings, Marginalities and Transnationalism, In Swati Banerjee, Stephen Carney, Lars Hulgard, New York, Routledge.
Palattiyil, G., Sidhva, D., Pawar, M., Shajahan, P. K., Cox, J., & Carter Anand, J. (2018). Reclaiming international social work in the context of the global agenda for social work and social development: Some critical reflections, International Social Work, DOI: 10.1177/0020872818774107
Abigail Ornellas, Gary Spolander, Lambert K Engelbrecht, Alessandro Sicora, Irina Pervova, María-Asunción Martínez-Román, Agnus K Law, PK Shajahan, Maria das Dores Guerreiro, José L Casanova, Maria LT Garcia, Hakan Acar, Linda Martin, and Marianne Strydom (2018) Mapping social work across 10 countries: Structure, intervention, identity and challenges,International Social Work, DOI:10.1177/0020872818788395
Shajahan, P.K, and Pooja Sharma (2018), Environmental Justice: A call for action for Social Workers, International Social Work, Vol. 61(4) pp. 476-480.
Jha, Manish K, P.K. Shajahan and Mouleshri Vyas (2014), Biopolitics and Urban Governmentality In: S. Mezzandra, J Reid and R Samaddar (eds), Biopolitics and Development: Reading Michael Foucault in the Postcolonial Present, New Delhi, Springer.
Shajahan P.K and Pooja Sharma (2014), Inequalities in India: Tracing the Trajectories and Challenges, Draft Report on Inequality in India for the Global Agenda Programme of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW Global)
Shajahan P.K. (2013) ‘Social Protection for All: The Disconnect between Global Perspectives and Local Realities’, ICSW Global Cooperation Newsletter, June, International Council on Social Welfare.
Hulgard, L and P.K. Shajahan (2013), Social Innovation and People Centred Development In F. Mouleart, D. MacCallum, A. Mehmood and A. Hamdouch (Eds), The International Handbook on Social Innovation: Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research, Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar.
Shajahan, P.K. (2013), Towards Inclusive Communities In V Suryanarayan and T. Joseph (Eds), Conflict Resolution in South Asia, New Delhi, Reference Press.
Shajahan, P.K., (2012). Mythscapes of Communal Expressions, New Delhi, AlterNotes Press.
Jha, Manoj K and P.K. Shajahan (2010), Social Topography of Delineated Others: Muslims in Contemporary India In: A. Waheed(Ed.) Minority Education in India, Delhi, SERIALS Publications.
Shajahan, P.K. (2009), Demons, Proselytizers and Liquid Fear: Communal Expressions in Contemporary India In: S. Sharma and M. K. Jha (Eds), In Opposition to Silence, New Delhi, AlterNotes Press.
Theoretical Perspectives for Community Practice
Society Conflicts and Peace Processes
Conflicts and Conflicts Analysis
Human Security: Concepts Trends and Perspectives