Visiting Lecturer, Asian Studies

864.294.2463
Furman Hall 212C
veena.khandke@furman.edu

  • Current disciplinary research interests

      Primarily poverty, health, nutrition, education and gender in developing countries:

      • I am interested in how poverty impacts the lives of women and children
      • I am interested in how depleting ground cover, disappearing rain forests, unregulated logging and poaching result in depletion of natural resources that the poor live off of in developing countries
      • How these unchecked issues impact the long-term health and well being of adults and children in developing countries.
  • Interest in connecting sustainability to research

      Teaching: I am interested in presenting a human behavior/social science perspective to students how sustainability has long-term impacts for everybody
      Service: I am interested in offering a class on Non-Profits and Human Rights.  A requirement would be for students to intern at non-profits that work in the area of Human Rights broadly defined (Health, Nutrition, Education and Sustainability as it relates to the other 3).
      Research and Collaboration:  As an adjunct, I believe I would be more successful in writing research grants by collaborating with others.

  • Sustainability courses taught
      • FYS 1186: Children of Asia: Examines the lives of children in Asia against the backdrop of the UN Declaration of Rights for Children.  Covers issues that include but are not limited to issues of poverty, health, education, human trafficking, and gender bias.  Sustainability becomes a part of the discussion of depletion of resources, unsustainable farming that contribute to poverty.
      • AST 255: Poverty, Gender and Development in India (India Study Away Course) Course focuses on the definition of poverty, what it means in India, impact on women’s lives and policy issues.
        AST 260: Urbanization, Health and Environment in India:  (India Study Away Course) Course focuses on the impact of rapid urbanization and its impact on health and environment in a country of 1 billion people a third of whom live below the poverty line.
      • AST 250: Human Development in Contemporary Asia:  Course focuses on the uneven growth and development across Asia while examining the challenges of poverty, gender inequality, human rights, energy security and environmental degradation in the most populous region of the world.
      • Women and Health Cross Cultural Perspectives
      • Social Psychology

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