Details of Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem


 

 

 

Curriculum-Vitae

 

  1. Name:                                                Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem
  2. Father’s Name:                                   Professor Sirajul Islam
  3. Mother’s Name:                                  Mrs. Mirza Banu Islam
  4. Marital Status:                                   Married
  5. Name of Spouse:                               Dr. Sarder Abdun Nayeem
  6. Date and Place of Birth:                     October 22, 1964, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  7. Citizenship:                                         Bangladeshi
  8. Religion:                                              Islam
  9. Permanent Address:                            House #21, Road #6, Sector #4,

                                                                    Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230

  1. Present Address:                                             Do
  2. Telephone:                                          891-7512 (res.), 01713-015-244 (cell)
  3. E-mail Address:                                  ashaislam22@gmail.com
  4. Educational Qualification:

School/College/University attended

Years attended

Name of degree

Result obtained

Year of Completion

Torriano Junior School, London Borough of Camden, U.K.

1969-1972

Primary level

 

1972

University Laboratory School, Dhaka

1972-1979

S.S.C., Dhaka Board, (Science)

First Division

1979

Eden Government Girls’ College, Dhaka

1979-1981

H.S.C., Dhaka, (Humanities)

First Division

1981

University of Dhaka,

1981-1984

B.A. (Hons.) in History

First Class, First Position

Batch 1984 

University of Dhaka

1984-1985

M.A. in History, Group C

First Class, First Position

Batch 1985

University of Dhaka

 

Ph.D. degree

 

2013

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  19. Special Courses Taken:
  20. Attended a month-long research methodology course conducted by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (1986).

 

  1. Attended a two-week orientation course for teachers conducted by the University of Dhaka (2000).

 

  1. Participated in a six-week academic training course on American civilization at New York University (NYU), New York, U.S.A., under the Fulbright Short Fellowship Program (2005).

 

  1. Participated in a 3-day training workshop on gender studies conducted by the Women and Gender Studies Department, University of Dhaka (2009).

 

  1. Took language course in Japanese at the Modern Languages Institute, University of Dhaka (1987-1988).

 

  1. Took language course in Japanese at the Language Institute of the University of Tokyo, Japan (1989-1993).

 

  1. Trained in classical music and Rabindra Sangeet since 1978.

 

  1. Trained in karate at the Black Belt Academy, Dhaka (2004-2005).

 

 

  1.  Research Work Published in Books and Journals:

 

  1. ‘Redesigning the Zenana: Domestic Education in Eastern Bengal’, in Avril Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley (eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: The Colonial Experience, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, India, 2006, pp. 50-81.

 

  1. ‘Japan’s Education System: Quest for Perfection’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 44, No. 2, December, 1999, pp. 84-101.

 

  1. ‘Women at Work in Japan: Expectation and Reality’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 45, No. 2, December, 2000, pp. 167-177.

 

  1. ‘Some Aspects of the Ahl-i-Hadith Movement in Bengal’, co-authored with Raana Razzaque, published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Vol. 51, No. 2, December, 2006, pp. 215-230.

 

  1. ‘Muslim Bhadramahilas in the Public Eye in Post-colonial Bengal: A Cross-Generational Study’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Journal of the Bangladesh History Association, Vol. XX, 2005-2007, pp. 113-130.

 

  1. ‘Anowara: The Novel as Source of History’, co-authored with Rana Razzaque, published in Clio, Journal of the Department of History, Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXIV, June, 2007, pp. 85-98.

 

  1. ‘Dwelling on the Question of Female Education in Nineteenth Century Bengal: From Western Theory to Local Reality’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Journal of the Bangladesh History Association, Vol. XXI, 2008-2009, pp. 9-22.

 

  1. ‘The Quest for Teachers of the ‘Right Stamp’ as Pre-requisite to Progress of Female Education in Eastern Bengal: The Partition Interlude’, The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol. 4, No. 6, July 2010-June 2011, pp. 53-74.

 

  1. ‘Breaking the Myth of the White Woman’s Burden’: Female Missionaries in Bengal and the Institutionalization of Zenana Education’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Vol. 59, No. 1, June 2014.

 

  1. ‘Determining the Attitude towards Women’s Education in Eastern Bengal: The Partition Interlude’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. XXIII, 2012-2014.

 

  1. ‘Women’s Emancipation Through Education in 19th Century Eastern Bengal: Private Enterprise Or Government Agency’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Vol. 60, No. 1, June 2015.

 

 

  1. Teaching Experience:
  1. Present position (since January, 2014):

Professor

Department of History

University of Dhaka

 

  1. Previous positions:

 

Associate Professor, Department of History (since January, 2011)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000.

Basic salary: Tk. 28,750.

 

Assistant Professor, Department of History,

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000.

Basic salary: Tk. 15, 658. (Joined: July, 2000)

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Lecturer, Department of History,

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000.

Basic salary: Tk. 6,804. (Joined: April, 1990)

                                                                                             

  1. Research Experience:

 

  1. Research Associate, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Japan, from 1991 to 1993.
  2. Research student, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K., 1994-1995.

 

  1.  Subjects Taught:

 

  1. Courses on ancient world civilizations;
  2. Courses on medieval European civilization;
  3. American history: 1776-1945;
  4. Courses on the political and social history of England from 1485 to 1945;
  5. Courses on the political, economic and cultural history of Europe from the Renaissance till 1945;
  6. History of China and Japan;
  7. History of Africa;
  8. History of the Indian sub-continent: 1707-1945;
  9. History of colonial resistance movements in India;
  10. Gender history.

 

  1. Academic Affiliations:

 

  1. Editor, Bangladesh Association of American Studies Journal.
  2. Editor, Journal of the Bangladesh History Association.
  3. General Secretary, International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH), Bangladesh Chapter.
  4. Board Member, International Federation for Research in Women’s History.
  5. General Secretary, Bangladesh History Association.
  6. Member, South Asian Feminist Researchers’ Association (SAFRA).
  7. Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  8. General Secretary, Bangladesh Itihas Samity (Bangladesh History Association).
  9. Member, Bangladesh Association of American Studies (BAAS).

 

  1. Papers Presented in National and International Seminars:

 

  1.  ‘Bangladeshi Students in Japan: Reflections on the Trends, Problems and Possibilities’, presented at a seminar on “Bangladesh-Japan Relations” organized by the Japan Study Centre, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, March 23, 2001.
  2. ‘The Politics and the Rhetoric: Colonial Policy Regarding Female Education in Bengal’, presented at the biennial conference of the Bangladesh Itihas Samity held at BARD, Comilla, October 18-20, 2003.
  3. ‘Progress of Female Education in Eastern Bengal: 1905-1933’, P.C. Sen Memorial Lecture, delivered at Presidency College, Kolkata, India, September 16, 2004.
  4. ‘The Attitude and the Response: Women and Education in Nineteenth Century Bengal’, presented at the international conference of the South Asian Feminist Researchers’ Association (SAFRA) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 4-6, 2004.
  5. ‘Feminist Activism in the USA: Second and Third Wave’, presented at a workshop jointly organized by the American Center, Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Association of American Studies (BAAS), Dhaka, February 26-27, 2006.
  6. ‘Impact of Colonialism on Africa’, presented at a workshop on African history organized by the Bangladesh History Association, Dhaka, July 10-12, 2006.
  7. ‘Reviewing Female Education in Bengal: A Methodological Approach’, presented at the 5th International Seminar on History and Culture organized by the History Academy, Bangladesh, Dhaka, February 23, 2007.
  8. ‘The Question of Women’s Education: From Global Theory to Local Reality’, monthly seminar, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Nov. 18, 2007.
  9. ‘Blossoming in the Public Eye: A Cross-generational Study of Three Muslim Bhadramahilas’, presented at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, at the international seminar organized by Corpus Research Institute, January 11-12, 2008.
  10. ‘Biographies as Source of Women’s History: A Cross-generational Study of Three Muslim Bhadramahilas’, presented at the biennial conference of the Bangladesh History Association, March 27, 2008.
  11. ‘Sources for Women’s History’, presented at the workshop organized by the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH), Dhaka, August 20, 2008.
  12. ‘ Western Women in the Eastern Zenana: The Dynamics of an Interdependent Relationship’, presented at the international biennial conference of IFRWH at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, U.K., Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2013.
  13. ‘Resisting the Colonial Gaze: British Missionary Attempts at Female Education and Local Dissention in 19th Century Bengal’, to be presented at the 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference organized by Monash University Malaysia, Sept. 26-29, 2016.

 

  1. Language Abilities:

 

  1. Bangla            :           Mother tongue
  2. English           :           Proficient in speaking, reading and writing
  3. Japanese         :           Fluent in speaking.

 

  1. Countries Visited:

 

  1. Belgium                                         (xi) Portugal
  2. Canada                                          (xii) Spain
  3. France                                           (xiii) Sri Lanka
  4. Germany                                       (xiv) Switzerland
  5. India                                              (xv) Singapore
  6. Italy                                               (xvi) Saudi Arabia
  7. Japan                                             (xvii) Turkey
  8. Kingdom of Thailand                   (xviii) United Kingdom
  9. Malaysia                                        (xix) United States of America
  10. The Netherlands                            (xx) United Arab Emirates

 

  1. Initiative in Development Activities of the Students:

 

  1. Worked as Student Counselor for four years from 1996 to 2000.
  2. Never hesitated to take initiative and play an active role in any developmental work taken up by the Department to improve the academic environment here.
  3. Continuing to take active part in extra-curricular activities involving students.