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Education:

Ph.D.     Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1991
MA. Department of Sociology, Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1983
MA. Department of Sociology, Dhaka University, Shaka, Bangladesh, 1976
BA.

Department of Sociology, Dhaka University, Shaka, Bangladesh, 1974

Specialization:

  • Social Stratification (Gender Inequality, Class relations)
  • Theory (Classical, Interactionism, Post-modernism, Post-colonialism, Foucault) 
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (Globalization and Public Policies, Africa, South Asia, Development,Gender and Nationalism, Political Islam)
  • Political Sociology (State Theory, State and Civil Society Relations, Governmentality)

 

Teaching Interest:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Islam
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Sociological Theory (Classical and contemporary)
  • Sociology of Globalization
  • Political Sociology
  • Global Media and Culture
  • Social Inequalities
  • Theories of Development and Culture

 

Current Research Interest:

  • Post Colonial Governmentality
  • Islam and Homosexuality
  • Ethnography

 

Recent Publications:

Books: Rethinking the Mau Mau in Colonial Kenya. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan (2007)
  The State, Class Formation and Development in Bangladesh. Lanham, Ct: University Press of America (1995)
  Governmentality and Counter-Hegemony in Bangladesh (forthcoming)
Journal Articles: "Struggle of Their Own: Women and the Mau Mau in colonial Kenya." Journal of Anthropology, 13, 2008
  "Power/Resistance: Towards a Postcolonial Analytic." Journal of Social Studies, 119, 2008
  "Conscious Spontaneity: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt of 1998 in East Bengal."  Bangladesh Sociological Studies, Vol 1, #2, 2005
  "Modernity, Counter-Modernity and the Crisis of Development Theory." African Journal of Sociology, Vol 1, 2002
  "Women in the Era of Modernity and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Case of Taslima Nasrin of Bangladesh." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.  Vol 23, no. 2, 1998

 

Awards:

2007 (October-November)        Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, University of Malta, Malta
2003 (July-August) Fulbright  Senior Specialist Program, Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2003 (April-May) Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, Miriam College, Manila, The Phillippines
2000-2001 & 2001-2002 Senior Fulbright Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Recent Presentations:

Oct. 29, 2010                "Torture Panel," Panel Discussion, United Nations Week, United Nations Club, Southern Oregon University
Oct. 20, 2010 "The Millennium Goals: The United Nations in Theory and Practice," Panel discussion.  United Nations Week, United Nations Club, Southern Oregon University
Aug. 21, 2010 "Sociology Beyond Societies," Bangladesh Sociological Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh
April 2010 "What is in a Name: Torture of Enhanced Interrogation," Panel organizer and speaker.  Southern Oregon University
Oct. 2009 "Global Culture and the Modern Media," United Nations Week, Southern Oregon University
Feb. 19, 2009 "Globalization and its Discontent," Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Feb. 10, 2008 "Post-colonialism and the Writings of History," Association of South Asian Sociologist, Shaka, Bangladesh
Oct. 6-9, 2005 "The Post-Colonial State and Islamism in Bangladesh: A Discourse," Presented at the South Asia Association Conference. Madison, WI
Feb. 2005 "Famine and Entitlement," Social Science Lecture.  Southern Oregon University
April 2005 "Civil Society and Sustainable Democracy: Lessons from South Asia," Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon
March 2003 "'Civilizing Mission' and the U.S. Foreign Policy," Southern Oregon University Faculty Workshop
Jan. 2003 "Post-Colonialism and the Writings of History," Social Science Lecture Series, Southern Oregon University
Oct. 2001 "Tragedies in U.S. and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East," Talk and Discussion, University of Nairobi
May 2001 "Civil Society, Multi-ethnicity, Democracy," Talk and Discussion, University of Zanzibar, Zanzibar
May 2001 "Tolerance and Development," Talk and Discussion, Palm Beach Inn, Zanzibar
March 2001 "Islam in the USA," Talk and Discussion, University of Dar-es-Salam, Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania
March 2001 "Multi-enthnicity and the Discourse of Democracy," Talk and Discussion, Institute of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government ogf Tanzania
March 2001 "Religion in a Democratic Society," Talk and Discussion, Sultan's Place Museum, Zanzibar