SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Overview

Mohammad Tarikul Islam
Department of Politics and International Studies

Visiting Scholar

Name:
Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Biography

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam is an emerging political scientist with a research focus on South Asia. He is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. Prior to joining the University in 2014, Dr Islam has worked with the United Nations Development Programme Bangladesh for a period of seven years in various managerial capacities. During these roles and during brief missions at UNDP country offices in Indonesia, Nepal and China, Professor Islam gained hands-on experiences that continues to inform his research and teaching. His edited volume ‘Human Security, Peace and Development: South Asian Perspective’ published from India, has gained significant scholarly reviews. He has delivered lectures, seminars and workshops at Cambridge, LSE, SOAS, Oxford and different universities of China, India, Indonesia and Nepal. Prof. Islam also acts as a Research Guide to different courses at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre. He is recently engaged by the National Defence College (NDC) to participate in its academic affairs as an Expert. His forthcoming books include ‘Local Government in Bangladesh: Contemporary Issues and Challenges’ to be published by the Routledge, and ‘Disaster, Governance and Development: Perspectives from Bangladesh’ by the Springer Publishers. Professor Islam is the Editor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research. Dr Islam is perhaps the rare academic with a PhD from Bangladesh who has been affiliated with Oxford, Cambridge and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in different prestigious capacities. For his academic credentials, please visit the faculty page.