I am a doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the University of Sussex in the UK. My research focuses on social protection and child labour in Bangladesh. I have been awarded the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Fellowship 2019 for doing my PhD at Sussex. I expect to graduate in 2023. Dr Keetie Roelen and Dr Sohela Nazneen supervise me and my project.
I am also a civil servant working as a Senior Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration in Bangladesh. I previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and as the Director of Media and Mass Communication in EKMATTRA Society.
I also serve as an Associate Fellow at the Coretta & Martin Luther King Institute for Peace based in Oslo, Norway.
I am a recognized photographer. I have done my first solo photographic exhibition ‘150 shades of perspectives’ in Brighton (UK) in 2016. I also received a number of awards and recognitions as a photographer. I also created a number of documentary films that can be watched on my youtube channel.
I previously completed three Masters: 1. MA Governance and Development at IDS with the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship in 2016, 2. Regional Masters in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Dhaka and Oslo University College, Norway with Norwegian Government Scholarship in 2010, and 3. Master in Social Science (International Relations) at the University of Dhaka.
I am a Bangladeshi national. I love exploring new things, telling stories with photographs, writing about contemporary global issues, conducting research works within my areas of interests, making visual documentaries, and reading books.
I am currently raising funds for underprivileged children in Bangladesh through my photographic project – 1000 Portraits 1000 Stories.
I have a daughter and her name is Muskan.