List of Faculty Members

Professor Hasan A. Shafie: Professor Hasan A. Shafie is the present Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Ethnicity, Identity and Politics of Difference; Globalization of Social Networks; Poverty, Exclusion and Social Justice; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation; Environmental Changes, Sustainability and Natural Disasters; Risk Reduction and Community Based Preparedness; and Indigenous Knowledge and Ecosystem Services. He can be reached at: hasan.shafie@du.ac.bd

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Professor Shaheen Ahmed: Professor Shaheen Ahmed is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Women and Gender Studies; Contemporary Theoretical Trends; Qualitative Research Methodology; and Symbolic Expression and Belief System. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801715286636 and Email: sh_ahmed1@hotmail.com

 

Professor Dr. Zahidul Islam: Professor Dr. Zahidul Islam is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Research Methodology; Ethnic Studies; Climate Change and Natural Disaster Management; Human Ecology; Natural Resource Management; Ethnography; Urban Studies; and Human Rights and Human Resource Development. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801819295152 and Email: zahidudanthro@yahoo.com

 

Professor Dr. Md. Saifur Rashid: Professor Dr. Md. Saifur Rashid is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Natural Resource Management; Heritage Resource Management; Ethnicity; Ethnic Community Profiling; Identities and Politics of Difference; Narrative and Qualitative Analysis; Indigenous Knowledge System; Common Property Rights; Wetland and Coastal Fisheries Resource Management; Migration and Diasporas; and Intra-household Dynamics, Gender and Agriculture. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801713464821 and Email: saifur_rashid66@hotmail.com

 

Professor Dr. Farhana Begum: Professor Dr. Farhana Begum is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Medical Anthropology; Gender; and Development. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801751633375 and Email: farhanabg@yahoo.com

 

Professor Dr. Shaila Sharmeen: Professor Dr. Shaila Sharmeen is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Culture Studies; Ethnicity; Gender and Social Inequality; Colonialism; and Politics of Development. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801738879700 and Email: shaila_1976@yahoo.com

 

Professor Dr. Md. Rafiul Islam: Professor Dr.Md. Rafiul Islam is tenured as Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Ethnicity; Identity Politics; Economic Anthropology; International Development; International Cooperation Studies; Urban Studies; and Globalization. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801712256004 and Email: mdrafiulislam@yahoo.com

 

Raasheed Mahmood: Raasheed Mahmood is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Politics of Representation; Literacy/ Literary Criticism; State Making at the Margin; and Construction of the Past. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801937077077 and Email: raasheed1@yahoo.com  

Nasima Sultana: Nasima Sultana is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are:

She can be reached at: Phone: +8801190293562 and Email: minotee65@yahoo.com

 

Dr. S. M. Arif Mahmud: Dr. S. M. Arif Mahmud is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Ethnicity; Identity, Politics and Nationalism; Culture Studies; Human Rights; Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Resource Management; Information and Communication Technology and Development; Urban Studies; and Poverty, Marginalization and Exclusion of Groups.He can be reached at: Phone: +8801711070053 and Email: arif_et1226@du.ac.bd

 

Dr. Kazi Shahedul Halim (Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dhaka University. Dr. Kazi began his professional career as research associate in the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC back in 2000s. Prior to join DU, Dr. Kazi has worked as faculty member at different universities in Bangladesh and abroad. Before ended up with Dhaka University he held a position of associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Jagannath University in Dhaka. Apart from teaching, Dr. Kazi has strong passion in research. His research interest includes: entrepreneurship in developing countries (especially to investigate the differences between necessity and opportunity entrepreneurship in developing and developed countries), ethnographic marketing, anthropology and development. His Doctoral Dissertation entitled “Making Ends Meet: Entrepreneurship in a Bangladeshi Village,” has been published by the said university press. Dr. Kazi can be reached at: kazi.shahedul@du.ac.bd.

 

Dr. Zobaiyda Nasreen: Dr. Zobaiyda Nasreen is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Social Inequality, Marginalized groups, Sexuality and Sexual Politics, Politics of Indigeneity, Violence, Conflict, Forced Displacement, Migration, Memory, Labour Market, Social Movements and Resistance.

She can be reached at: zobaidanasreen@gmail.com

 

Syed Arman Hossain: Syed Arman Hossainis Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Consumer Culture; Study of Religion; and Indigenous Knowledge and Environment. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801753656435 and Email:sahavikdu@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Ishrat Jahan: Dr. Ishrat Jahan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: caste, gender, indigenous knowledge and development.

She can be reached at: +8801732764623

 

Sumaiya Habib: Sumaiya Habib is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Gender Studies; Infertility and Reproductive Technology; and Technology and Culture. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801924764985 and Email: dishahabib@yahoo.com

 

Fariba Alamgir: Fariba Alamgir is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Political Ecology; Struggle over Access to Natural Resources; Land Conflicts and Politics of Land Control; and Authority and State Formation. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801712537899 and Email: fariba.alamgir@yahoo.com

 

Fahmid Al Zaid: Fahmid Al Zaid is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: Political Ecology; Post-Colonial Studies; Anthropology of Development; Ethnicity; and Anthropology of Literature. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801716094297 and Email:fahmidshaon@gmail.com

 

Mohammad Tareq Hasan: Mohammad Tareq Hasan is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. His areas of research interest are: South Asia; Bangladesh; Globalization; Ethnicity; Dispossession; Labor Migration; Gender; Employment; Social Marginalization and the Production of Inequalities; State, Collective Action and Resistance; and Egalitarianism. He can be reached at: Phone: +8801711567511 and Email: tareq.hasan@du.ac.bd

 

Rasheda Rawnak Khan: Rasheda Rawnak Khan is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of research interest are: Political Economy; Urbanization; Urban Politics; Gender; Development; Migration, Gentrification and Forced Displacement; Ethnographic Research Methods; Inequality, Social Change and Neoliberalism; Media Studies; Visual Anthropology; and Public Anthropology. She can be reached at: Phone: +8801712293822 and Email: rk9001a@american.edu

 

Tahura Enam Navile: Tahura Enam Navile is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. She obtained her MPhil from the University of Tromso, Norway. Her areas of research interest are: Ethnicity, Gender and Medical Anthropology.