Md. Maidul Islam
Maidul Islam works as a full-time Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is currently on study leave. He has been teaching sociology in Bangladesh for more than twelve years. He taught at three different universities in Bangladesh during his career in teaching. He is also a human rights defender, an academic activist, and an advocate for freedom of expression and speech. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of Sociology in the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he worked on political Islam, secularism, the pattern of family and friendship in late modernity, and Muslim Dalits in Bangladesh. He is interested in working on the prison system and the state machinery of Bangladesh and promoting democracy and human rights. He is curious about how the colonial cultural episteme creates and reproduces a chronic authoritarian atmosphere in society, effectively turning the country into a prison state.
Education & Training
- Bachelor in Sociology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2003-2006
- Master's in Sociology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2006-2007
- Master in Philosophy (M.Phil.), Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India, 2014-2015
- Article: “Secularism in Bangladesh: An Unfinished Revolution”, South Asia Research, Sage Publications, Vol. 38.1, 2018.
- Article: “The Socio-Economic Impact of Microfinance on the Poor Family: A Study from Bangladesh” (as a co-author), Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 53.7, 2018, Sage Publications
- Article: “Reflexive Society and Reflexive Relationship: The Changing Pattern of Family and Friendship in Late Modernity”, Social Trends (Peer reviewed and UGC approved journal), Journal of the Department of Sociology of North Bengal University, India, Vol. 5, July 2018.
- Article: “Suicide Terror and Martyrdom: A New World Order”, The Journal of Social Studies, October-December, 2017, Dhaka.
- Article: “Political Islam in Bangladesh: From Faraidi Movement to Hefazat-i-Islam”, Social Trends, Journal of the Department of Sociology of North Bengal University, Vol. 2, Number 1, March 2015.
- M. Phil. Dissertation (unpublished): “Muslim Dalits in Bengal: A Comparative Study”, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110007, India. August 2016.
- Social Movements
- Historical Sociology
- Colonial Study
- Prison Study
- Sociology of Ethnicity and Minority