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I am a Commonwealth Scholar and Doctoral Candidate in International Relations at Oxford University. My research lies at the intersection between comparative and international politics and focuses on the politics of ethnicity, conflict, and refugee movements. While I take a special interest in my home country Bangladesh, I have a broader research agenda encompassing the comparative politics of the developing world, especially Asia, and qualitative methods.
I have held fellowships at the Hertie School in Berlin and the Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. I am an associate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) since 2019.
Before starting my DPhil at Oxford, I worked as a public information expert and political analyst, most recently at UNDP Bangladesh. I was also the Political Advisor to the German ambassador in Bangladesh in 2013-14.
Born and raised in Bangladesh, I received my BA and MA degrees in Literature from the University of Dhaka. I received a second MA in International Relations (2012-13) from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra where I was an Endeavour scholar and wrote an award-winning thesis on Burmese foreign policy.
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