Conferences/Workshops

  1. “Experiencing ‘Data’ vs. Data is experience: An Account of Fieldwork in the Chittagong Hill Tracts” paper presented at an International Workshop on Lives of Data held on January 06-07, 2017, organized by Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Deli, India.
  2. “State in Statelessness: A case of the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh” paper presented at the 29th Annual Conferece of the Japanese Association of South Asian Studies (JASAS), held on September 24-25, 2016 at Koe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan.
  3. “Impersonalising personal experiences: Dialogue with the practices of fieldwork in the Southeaster Bangladesh” paper presented as an international workshop on Identity, Agency and Fieldwork Methodologies in Risky Environment held on July 28-29, 2016, organized by Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  4. “Citizenship, Migration and Statelessness: A Case of Rohingyas in Bangladesh” paper presented at an international workshop on Migration and Citizenship held on May 30-June 01, 2016 organized by the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India.
  5. “Beyond Pahari and Bengali Binary: Inter and Intra-ethnic Relations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts”, paper presented at an international conference on Bangladesh: History, Society and Culture jointly organized by Bangladesh Historical Society and the Department of History, University of Chittagong to be held on November 14-15, 2015, at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  6. “Transforming Bangladesh Uplands: Roles of Internal and External Agencies”, paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of South Asian Studies (JASAS) held on September 26-17, 2015, at The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  7. “Indigeneity in Bangladesh: An Empirical and Critical Perspective” a paper presented at an International Workshop on Indigeneity in South and Southeast Asia: The Geopolitics of the Expansion and Localization of an Increasingly Global Movement held on March 18-22, 2015 organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  8. “Beyond Political and Cultural Binary: Understanding Indigenous Activism from Below” paper presented in a workshop on Indigenous Activism: Critical Perspective from Bangladesh held on March 18, 2014, organized by the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE), UK.
  9. “In Search of Self: Identity, Indigeneity and Cultural Politics in Bangladesh” paper presented at a workshop on The Futures of Indigeneity: Spatiality, Identity Politics and Belonging held on November 6-8, 2013, organized by Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany.
  10. “Between Peace and Conflict: State and Margins in Bangladesh” paper presented at a workshop on State and Margin in Bangladesh held on May 23, 2013, organized by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, in VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  11. “State of Stateless People: A Case of the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh” paper presented in a workshop on Slippery Citizenship held on October 11-14, 2012 in Wilfred Laurier University, Canada.
  12. “Dependent People in Independent States: Forty Years of the Chittagong Hill Tracts” paper presented in a national conference on Forty Years of Bangladesh: In the Contexts of Society, Politics, Economics held on July 5-6, 2012 in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  13. “Colonial Representation and Theory of Civilization: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts”, paper prepared to be presented at a regional conference on the Chittagong Hill Tracts, May 29, 2011, organized by Bangladesh Research Society, to be held in the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  14. “Treatment of Unwelcome Guests: The State of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh” paper presented in an international conference on Culture, Politics and Economics of South Asian Migrants, 24-26 November, 2010, organized by Indian Formation Research Society, held in the University of Delhi, India.
  15. “Politics of Cultural Difference: Identity and Marginality in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh”paper presented in a South Asia Conference on Modernity, Identity and Resistance in South Asia: Negotiating Subjectivity amidst Changing Solidarities, 18-20 March, 2010, organized by, and held in, the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, India.
  16. “Between Peace and Conflict: A Case Study of Post-Peace Accord Situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” paper was presented at an international conference on Regional Formation in Contemporary South Asia, November 25-27, 2009 held in the University of Delhi, India.
  17. “Colonial (Re)presentation of Colonised People: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracs, paper presented at a seminar organised by the Department of Politics and International Studies,September 11, 2009, University of Hull, UK.
  18. “Paradigm of Better-life: Re-conceptualizing Development among the Pahari in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh”, paper presented at a regional seminar on Relevance of Chittagong on the Economic Development of Bangladesh jointly organized by the Department of Economics, University of Chittagong, and Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA), Chittagong Chapter, March03, 2009, Theatre Institute Auditorium, Chittagong.
  19. “Transforming Identity: A Study on the Evolving History of Upland-lowland relationship in Bangladesh”, paper presented at the 20th International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, November 14-17, 2008, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  20. “Constructing Minority:The State of ‘Tribal’ peoplein Bangladesh” paper presented at The Eleventh Asian Studies Conference Japan, June 23-24, 2007, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo.
  21. “Breaking the Boundary between Hills and Plains: Transition in Everyday Life among the Marginalized Pahari in Bangladesh” Paper presented at the international Conference entitled “Looking at Asia: Changes, Continuities and Consequences” June 15-17, 2007,the University of Hawai’i, USA.
  22. “Questioning the Unquestioned Truth: A Case Study of Ethnic Integration in Bangladesh”, (co-authored), Paper presented at an International Seminar entitled Assessing Contemporary Anthropology: Tasks and Priorities, January 5-7,2005 organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  23. “Cultural Imperialism: An Empirical Study on the Post-colonial Discourse in Anthropology”, Paper presented at an international seminar entitled Anthropology in the 21st CenturyJanuary 25-26, 2004 organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Seminar, Conference and Workshop Organizer

  1. The Enemy Refugee and Food Insecurity: A Case of Rohingya held on May 11, 2017 at a special seminar known as Anthropology of State and Margin at the University of Chittagong. (as a Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University)
  2. Borders and the Idea of Citizenship: Border Enclaves of India and Bangladesh held on March 16, 2017 at a special seminar known as Anthropology of State and Margin at the University of Chittagong. (as a Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University)
  3. Challenges of Ethnographic Research: A Comparative Study between Latin America and South Asia held on March 08, 2016 at Social Science Faculty Conference Hall, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. (as a Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University)
  4. Indigenous Activism: Critical Perspective from Bangladesh held on March 18, 2014, organized by the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE), UK. (as an LSE Visiting Scholar with a co-organiser Dr. Alpa Shah)
  5. The Futures of Indigeneity: Spatiality, Identity Politics and Belonging held on November 6-8, 2013, organized by Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany (as a Humboldt Foundation Fellow with two co-organisers Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz and Dr. Pradeep Chakkarath)
  6. State and Margin in Bangladesh held on May 23, 2013, organized by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, in VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands. (as a Visiting Fellow with a co-organiser Prof. Dr. Ellen Bal)
  7. Counter-narratives on Rohingya Refugee Issue held on November 12-12, 2011 at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (as a Chair of the Department of Anthropology, University of the Chittagong, Bangladesh)
  8. Colonial (Re)presentation of Colonised People: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts organised by the Department of Politics and International Studies, September 11, 2009, University of Hull, UK. (as a British Academy Visiting Fellow with a co-organiser Dr. Bhumitra Chakma)
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