AKM Ahsan Ullah is an academic who has teaching experiences in both Hong Kong (City University of HK), and Canada (St. Mary’s University) for both graduate and undergraduate courses on Asia, migration, and development studies. In these universities, he designed and developed syllabi and taught courses on the major themes of: (1) South and SEA Asia (History, Politics of and Contemporary Studies; Mughal to Modern India); (2) Migration (Asia, Theories, Sociology; (3) Globalization and Development; and (4) Sociology of Religion, Religion and Nation-making. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded him a postdoctoral fellowship (2008-2011); he is assuming this post at the Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa.
Ahsan’s research portfolio includes stints at the Southeast Asian Research Centre (SEARC), Hong Kong; IPH, University of Ottawa, Canada and; the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. In his home country Bangladesh, he was the Research Coordinator of Plan International, an international organization focusing on child and rural development in 68 countries around the world.
In addition to research and teaching, Ahsan has developed a strong practitioner background, spanning 10 years. While working with Plan International, Ahsan was also involved developing research materials for the Dhaka-based BRAC, one of the largest national NGOs in the world with more than 100,000 staff. He also conducted and headed several research projects such as, rural poverty alleviation program, city dwellers and rural to urban migration; knowledge and awareness on HIV/AIDS of commercial sex workers and their clients; and the lives of street children, under the auspices of the Association for Rural Development and Studies (ARDS) in Bangladesh.
In these academic, programmatic, operational capacities Ahsan has built a strong publication record on the development, globalization, migration and history of Asia. Some of his works appeared in the following journals: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal; The Journal of Contemporary Asia; International Journal of Social Economics; Development Review; J. Rural Social Work; Asian Journal of Women’s Studies; Social Science Review; Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development.
He received his bachelor and master degrees in Public Administration at the University of Dhaka and his MSc in Development Planning at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. He also holds a PhD from the City University of Hong Kong in Population Migration.
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