Awards and Honors


2019 Spring, Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Geography & Environment Annual Symposium, UH Mānoa

2019 Spring, Distinguished Service Award, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

2019 Spring, Political Geography Specialty Group (PGSG) of AAG Student Travel Award

2019 Spring, Graduate Research and Travel Funds,Geography and Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

2019 Spring, Social Science Research Institute Travel Funds,University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

2018 Spring, Best Publication by a Graduate Student, Geography & Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

2018 Spring, Research Travel Award, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2017 Fall- 2018 Spring, Merit Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2017 Spring, Merit Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2016 Fall, UH Mānoa Graduate Students Organization Travel Award

2016 Spring, East-West Center Conference Travel Award

2016 Spring, UH Mānoa Graduate Students Organization Travel Award

2016 Spring, Merit Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2015-16, Toufiq and Ulrike Siddique Degree Scholars Award, East-West Center

2010, Dean's Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka

2006-10, Merit Scholarship, University of Dhaka

2003-2005, Junior Scholarship, Education Board, the Government of Bangladesh 


Grants and Fellowships


2018, AAG Dissertation Research Grant.

2017, East-West Center Field Research Grant, East-West Center

2016-17, Jagdish P. Sharma Memorial Scholarship, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2016, SEED Foundation Fund for Dissertation Research

2015-16, Graduate Degree Fellowship, East-West Center


Synergistic Activities

Session Co-organizer. ‘Liquidity of borders: Exploring meanings and effects of (non)autonomy of contemporary migrations’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. April, 2019 (Borjana Lubura, co-organizer).

Session Chair. ‘Liquidity of borders: Exploring meanings and effects of (non)autonomy of contemporary migrations I’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. April, 2019.

Coordinator, The Exchange (East-West Center flagship student seminar) Spring 2019.

Facilitator at the East-West Center Wednesday Evening Seminar, Spring 2017.

Session Moderator ‘Western influence on international economic development’. 16th East West Center International Graduate Student’s Conference, February 2017.

Session Co-organizer. ‘Borders and sovereignty’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March-April, 2016. (Reece Jones, co-organizer).

Session Chair, ‘Borders and sovereignty II’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March-April, 2016.

Facilitator Intern at the East West Center Wednesday Evening Seminar, Spring 2015.


Media/Events


I have been featured in the most widely read and circulated daily in Bangladesh for my outstanding academic achievements at Undergraduate and Master's level.

I have been invited to talk about my dissertation research at the Fall 2016 East-West Center Wednesday Evening Seminar.