Aakanksha Sinha, PhD

PhD, Social Work

Assistant Professor

Phone: 206.296.5441

Building/Room: Casey 330-09

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Biography

Aakanksha Sinha received her M.S.W and Ph.D. at Boston College. Dr. Sinha is a mixed methods researcher and focuses on issues related to access to basic needs, food security, positive deviance, and community asset building. In all her research, she focuses on how solutions for deep rooted social issues can be found from within the community itself. For this she leverages the strength and knowledge of the community.  As a cross-cultural researcher, she strongly believes that countries and communities can learn from each other. Over the past several years, she has therefore focused her research activities within communities in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, to empower social workers to better serve their clients, Dr. Sinha has been exploring the role of social media in social work. She is interested to equip social workers with new tools that would help them better engage their clients and make their interventions more effective in this age of technology. Dr. Sinha teaches courses in the areas of cultural competency, global social welfare, program evaluation and research methods.