Introducing Global Dialogue’s Bengali Team

Rokeya Akhter is a national consultant and professional in development projects in Bangladesh. Her specializations are in gender action plan, nutrition for adolescents, and climate change resilience for food security. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her doctoral research is on language, culture and schooling in Dhaka. She has completed her Master’s and Honors in Sociology at the University of Dhaka.

Asif Bin Ali teaches Sociology at Eastern University, Dhaka and works as an Editorial Assistant for the Daily Observer, a Bangladesh-based English daily. He is also working with the Central Queensland University, Australia as a Research Fellow since 2017. He did his MA in Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi, India. His research interests include nationalism, terrorism, identity formation, sociology of religion, and the history of natural disaster.

Md. Eunus Ali is an undergraduate student of the Department of Sociology at the University of Dhaka. His research interests are gender and development, public health, and child socialization.

Abdullah-Hill-Muhaimin Chowdhury is a qualitative market researcher, currently working as an associate for Quantum Consumer Solutions. He has a master’s and a bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. His research interest is on the changing patterns of the religious narratives in relation to social constructs in Bangladesh.

Eashrat Jahan Eyemoon is a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University of Dhaka. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s in Sociology at the University of Dhaka. Her research interests include gender relations and food security governance.

Kazi Fadia Iqbal completed her bachelor’s and master’s in Sociology and is studying for her MPhil degree. Currently she is working as a director of advocacy and in the networking division of the South Asia Institute of Social Transformation (SAIST).

Habibul Haque Khondker, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) is Professor of Sociology at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE and co-President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Social Transformations and Sociology of Development (RC09). His research interests encompass theories of globalization, migration, state, civil society, democracy, military in politics, and famine. Khondker co-authored Globalization: East/West (SAGE, 2010) with Bryan Turner, and co-edited Asia and Europe in Globalization: Continents, Regions, and Nations (Brill, 2006) with Goran Therborn and 21st Century Globalization: Perspectives from the Gulf (Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Zayed University Press, 2010) with Jan Nederveen Pieterse.

Hasan Mahmud is Assistant Professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. He has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California–Los Angeles, an MA in Global Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo, and a bachelor’s and master’s in Sociology from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He was a visiting faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Ball State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include sociological theories, globalization, international migration and development, identity politics, and global ethnography. His research has appeared in such publications as Current Sociology, Migration and Development, Contemporary Justice Review, and Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development.

Mustafizur Rahman is a master’s student at the Department of Sociology at the University of Dhaka. He has received a gold medal in 2018 for his outstanding performance in his undergraduate studies. His areas of research are medical sociology and public health.

Khairun Nahar is working as a speech and language therapist at CS Care Limited. She has a BA (Honours) and MA in Linguistics, and a master’s in social science in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Dhaka.

Juwel Rana is an Erasmus scholar pursuing his graduate education at the EHESP School of Public Health, France. His research interests include the impact of environmental exposure to pollutants, toxic metals, endocrine disruptors, and associated factors on the physical and cognitive health of children. He has published journal articles and book chapters on environmental health, women and child health, cardiovascular problems, smoking, social determinants of health, and health inequality in different national and international journals. He is the Executive Editor of the South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and co-founder of the SAIST, Dhaka.

Toufica Sultana is a Sociology PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research interests cover aging and mental health, sociology of health and illness, demography, social inequality, disaster management, and vulnerability studies. She taught Sociology at the Eastern University, Bangladesh prior to joining the PhD program in Canada. She also worked at the Research Evaluation Division (RED) in BRAC, Bangladesh. She is the Associate Editor of the South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and co-founder of the SAIST, Dhaka.

Md. Helal Uddin is a Lecturer of Sociology at Eastern University, Bangladesh. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s in Sociology at the University of Dhaka. He is working as Editorial Assistant for the South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Assistant Director (Research & Innovation Division) of the SAIST. His research interests include environmental sociology, sociology of health, and post-modernism.

Bangladesh, Volume 9, Issue 1

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