Courses Taught


Geog 102 World Regional Geography (UH Mānoa)


This is an introductory course for the students in human/political/cultural geography.  The purpose of the course is to familiarize students to the human-environment interaction in various regions of the world. In doing so, the course brings the socio-economic, political, cultural, and geographical conditions of different regions from a critical view point. The course also introduces basic analytical tools and concepts that geographers bring into the study of the world regions. For each world region considered in the course, selected contemporary issues and specific case studies are discussed to show students how to apply the tools provided in this course. Using this approach, students will acquire introductory knowledge of the processes by which world regions are shaped and defined.

Soc 232 Sociology of Environment (University of Dhaka)


Sociology of environment is a field that offers insight into the multifaceted interaction between human society and the natural environment. In this course, we will focus on the structural issues in human society and how those lead to environmental degradation. By incorporating sociological theories, we will understand the policies and planning regarding the governance of the environment. Not restricting ourselves to the causes of environmental hazards and disasters, we will examine major environmental issues in relevance to our contemporary society and explain the ongoing transformation. All through the course, we will discuss and learn how human society is both causing environmental problems and responding to them. This course is an introduction to the field, which can layout further interests in environmental issues.

Research and Affiliations


Current Project


'After the exchange: Citizenship and territory in the former Bangladesh-India border enclaves.’ Doctoral dissertation research currently ongoing.


Past Project(s)


Moving towards Climate Smart BRAC: Strategies and action plans at district level. Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University and BRAC. May 1, 2013- July 31, 2014.

 

Environmental Management Framework for pro-poor slum integration project. Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University and the NHA, Bangladesh. January 15, 2013- April 30, 2014. 

 

Access to safe drinking water in coastal areas of Bangladesh.  Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University and BRAC. December 9, 2013- January 30, 2014.

 

Multi Hazard Risk Atlas for 10 selected upazilas in Bangladesh. Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University and CDMP, Bangladesh.  December 9, 2013- March 18, 2014.

 

Behavior pattern and development of sexual identity: A case study on the Kotis in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010). Unpublished Master’s Thesis.