Dr. Shahnaz Huq Hussain

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shuqhussain@gmail.com
+880-2-9661900/7259

Research Interest Human Geography, Population Geography, Cultural Geography, Disaster Management, Geography of Migration, Gender Geography

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    PROFESSIONAL RECORDS

    Present Position

    Professor, Department of Geography and Environment University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Positions Held

    Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka, 2008- 2010

    Chairperson, Department of Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, 2008- 2011

    Director, Disaster Research Training and Management Centre (DRTMC), University of Dhaka, 2011-Feb 2016

    ACADEMIC RECORDS

    Ph.D., Geography, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, U.K, 1992

    M.Sc, Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, U.K, 1982

    M.Sc, Geography, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1972, First class

    B.Sc. (Hons), Geography with Geology & Chemistry as minor subjects, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1971

    Post Doctoral Fellowships

    Ford Foundation Post Doc Fellowship, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, UK, 2003-2004

    Fulbright Post-Doc Fellowship, Department of Human & Community Development, University of California at Davis, USA, 2002

    Other Fellowships/ Awards/Grants

    Fulbright Visiting Specialist fellowship, Simmons College and other institutions, Boston, USA, administered by the US State Department, Fall 2007

    Association of Asian Scholars USA, Grant 2005

    Chevening (UK) Award for PhD 1988-1992

    British Council Award for MSc 1979-1980

    Dhaka University merit prize for securing 1st position in 1st class in the MSc examination, 1972

    Outstanding member certificate, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Dhaka, 1974

    OTHER TRAINING

    Obtained training on the University teaching methods organized by the British Council, Dhaka and the University of Exiter, U.K, 1976

    Received training on the application of computer in Social Science research, at the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A, December 1984

    Received basic training on application of GIS, GSRC Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh

    GUEST LECTURES

    Female Ready made Garment work, MFA & Aftermath: A case from Bangladesh, Pre IGU Conference at Durham, UK, August 2004

    Talk on Women and work in Bangladesh, Department of Geography Undergraduates, University of Durham, UK, 5 May 2004

    Seminar on “Living with Floods: Causes, Consequences and Adjustments – Examples from Bangladesh”, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK, 27 February 2004

    Seminar on “Coping with Emotions: Bangladeshi Women Migrants to the city”, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, UK, 19 February 2004

    Fellow’s Seminar, “Floods in Bangladesh: Causes & Consequences”, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, UK, November, 2003

    World Demography and Demographic Profile of Bangladesh, National Defense College, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005-11

    READY-MADE GARMENT INDUSTRIES & EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN BANGLADESH”, South Asia Centre, Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas, USA, April 11, 2002, The visiting Scholars Series

    THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON WOMEN IN BANGLADESH: FINDING VOICES”, ISP and the Center for Gender and Global Issues, Women and Gender Studies, University of California at Davis, ISP Gender and Globalization Seminar, May 23, 2002

    TRAINING CONDUCTED

    Coordinator, SAARC Training on RIVER EROSION & EMBANKMENT SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH ASIA., Organized jointly by SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi & Disaster Research Training and Management Centre, University of Dhaka, April 2014

    Coordinator, WORKSHOP ON MOBILITY, Jointly Organized by the Bangladesh Geographical Society and Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Dhaka 31 January, 2013

    Coordinator, Seminar on HAZARD, RISK AND RESILIENCE IN BANGLADESH: the INSPIRE Project on strategic partnership programme The British Council and Disaster Research Training and Management Centre, University of Dhaka, 12 January 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Coordinator, SAARC Training on RIVER EROSION & EMBANKMENT SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH ASIA, Organized jointly by SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi & Disaster Research Training and Management Centre, University of Dhaka, July 2012

    Coordinator, SAARC Training on CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, Organized jointly by SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi & Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka, July 2009

    MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

    Member, Steering Committee, International Geographical Union Commission on Gender, 2004-2011

    Fellow, Royal Geographical Society, UK

    Life member, Bangladesh Geographical Society

    Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

    EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    Was a Bangladesh Television singer

    contributed to the Bengali Programme (current affairs) of the BBC Radio Beagali World Service; was occasional commentator on Bangladesh issues for BBC Radio and TV 1991-95

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