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Ariful H. Kabir

Associate Professor

Institute of Education and Research

University of Dhaka

Email: akabir@du.ac.bd

&

PhD researcher (thesis under examination)

Faculty of Education

Building 6

Clayton Campus

Wellington Road

VIC 3800

Email: arif.kabir@monash.edu

Educational Background

  • PhD researcher: Monash University, Australia, thesis was submitted for examination on April 13, 2016.
  •  Thesis: Micro-politics of Neoliberal Policy Formulation in the Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh under the supervisions of Professor Susan Webb and Prof Neil Selwyn
  • M.Ed. University of Canterbury, New Zealand, First class Honours, 2011
  • Independent Study: Neoliberalism and Higher Education Policy in Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Peter Roberts
  • Thesis: The Politics of Neoliberalism in Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Janinka Greenwood and Alan Scott
  • M.S.S (Sociology): University of Dhaka, 1st class, 1999
  • Thesis: The Impact of Globalization on the Socio-economic Status of Rural Women in Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Sadeka Halim
  • B.S.S (Hons. in Sociology): University of Dhaka, 1st class, 1998
  • B. Ed, National University, 1st class, 2006

Teaching Experiences

  • Associate Professor: Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, from April 1, 2013 to till date.
  • [Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology, Sociological Theories, Improvement of Instructions in Social Science, Sociological Foundation of Education]
  • Assistant Professor: Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, from January 11, 2011 to March 31, 2013.

    [Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology, Sociological Theories, Sociology of Organisation, Social Structure of Bangladesh, Teaching Social Science Education (II), Improvement of Instructions in Social Science, Sociological Foundation of Education]

  • Lecturer: Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, from October 30, 2006 to January 10, 2011.

    [Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology, Sociological Theories, Sociology of Organisation, Social Structure of Bangladesh, Teaching Social Science Education (II), Improvement of Instructions in Social Science, Sociological Foundation of Education]

  • Lecturer: Department of Sociology, Eden Girls University College, from July 03, 2005 to October 29, 2006.

    [Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology, Social Statistics, Urban Sociology, Development and Underdevelopment.]

Research Service

  • Master supervision for Kowsar Bhuiyan (2011), Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka
  • Master supervision for Shereen Chowdhury (2011). Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka

Research Experiences

  • August 10, 2011 to November 9, 2011, Writer for Social Studies and Teaching of Social Studies in the project "Support to Develop the Diploma in Primary Education (Dp.Ed) Courses and all Supporting Materials" funded by UNICEF.
  • December 03 to December 07 2007, Researcher for the project on Mark and Spencer Project: Assessing and Implementing in a Living Wage to collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK.
  • March - April 2007 Researcher for the project on Constructing Citizenship from the Grassroots: What difference does Nijera Kori Make? with Professor Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK.
  • June 01 – January 31 2006, Researcher for the project on Social and Cultural Impacts of Sisimpur, Phase 1 with Nazli Kibria, Boston University, USA. 
  • January 08, 2005-February 28, 2005, worked as an External Supervisor of two of the Medical students of Lund University who conducted a research on Relationship between Women’s Income Generating and Women’s Health in Bangladesh for requirement of graduation degree.  
  • January - June, 2003, Research Associate for the project on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability, with Professor Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK to collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
  • July - October, 2003, Research Associate for the project on Chronic Poverty in Bangladesh, with Professor Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK to collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
  • November 2001- January 2002, Field Researcher for the project on Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Lafarge Cement Factory to collaboration with Resource Control Company (RCC) in Bangladesh.
  • August 1999– March 2000, Supervisor for the project on Socioeconomic baseline Survey of Community Empowerment Project II, with Professor Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  • Policy sociology and education policy, comparative and international education, neoliberalism and higher education, policy borrowing and higher education policy in Bangladesh, postcolonialism and education, culturally inclusive pedagogy, leadership and learning, network governance and education.

Publications

Kabir, A. H., Greenwood. (Forthcoming). Neoliberalism, violence and popular resistance in the higher education sector in Bangladesh. Society and Culture in South Asia. (Journal Article)

Kabir, A. H. (Forthcoming), Higher Education: Trapped in the Neoliberal Reform, In M. T. Khan, and M. S. Rahman, (Eds.), Neoliberal development and the Bangladesh state, Dhaka: University Press Limited. (Chapter in Book)

Kabir, A. H., and Webb, S. (Forthcoming), Governance of private universities in Bangladesh: The Myth of institutional autonomy, In Chowdhury, R. Sarkar, M., Mojumder, F. & Roshid, M.M. (Eds.), Engaging in educational praxis: Connecting policy and practice in Bangladesh, Singapore: Springer. (Chapter in Book)

Kabir, A. H. (2014). Micro-politics of higher education at private sector in Bangladesh. South Wales: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) New Researchers Conference, 9th of December, 2014. (Conference abstract – Oral presentation)

Chowdhury, R., & Kabir, A. H. (2014). Language wars: English education policy and practice in Bangladesh. Multilingual Education, 4(1), 21. doi: doi:10.1186/s13616-014-0021-2. (Journal Article)

Chan, P. W. K., and Kabir, A. H. (2014). Education across borders in Hong Kong: Impacts and solution. In H. Zhang, P. W. K. Chan, and C. Boyle. (Eds.) Equality in education: Fairness and inclusion, pp. 155-166, Rotterdam, Boston, and Taipei: Sense Publishers. (Chapter in Book)

Kabir, A. H. with Alam., S. (2014). Neoliberal ideas and thinking in the higher Education policies in Bangladesh: Politics of local elite. Porto: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 1-2 September 2014.  http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/your-programme-full-view/conference/19/?contributionUid=32095&cHash=aaabe8a2bf529194cc916f6e5bc6b87d&addToBookmark1=1&bookmark_contriUid=32095#c1826  (Conference contribution – Submitting author)

Kabir, A. H., & Akter, F. (2014). Parental involvement in the secondary schools in Bangladesh: Challenges and a way Forward. International Journal  of Whole Schooling, 10(1), pp. 1-18. (Journal Article)

Greenwood, J., Alam, S., & Kabir, A. H. (2013).Educational change and international trade in teacher development: Achieving local goals within/despite a transnational context. Journal of Studies in International Education. XX (X), pp. 1-17. doi: 10.1177/1028315313502546 (Journal Article)

Kabir, A. H. (2013). Neoliberalism, International Financial Institutions and a vision for higher education in Bangladesh. In J. Greenwood, J. Everatt, A. H. Kabir, & S. Alam. (Eds.) Research and Educational change in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University of Dhaka. (Chapter in Book)

Kabir, A. H. (2013). Neoliberalism, policy reforms and higher education in Bangladesh. Policy Futures in Education, vol. 11, no. 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/pfie.2013.11.2.154  (Journal Article)

Greenwood, J., Everatt, J., Kabir, A. H., & Alam, S. (Eds.) (2013). Research and Educational change in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University of Dhaka Press. (Edited Book)

Kabir, A. H., Malak, S. A., Roshid, M. M., Habib, M. A., & Khan, F. Z. (2012). Access to quality higher education in Bangladesh: Successes and challenges, Melbourne, Australia: Global Education Systems Day 2012, 1st November 2012, ISBN- 978-0-9806760-5-1. (Conference abstract - Oral Presentation)

Roy, R., Zinnah, M. A., Hossain, N. Z., Kabir, A. H., & Akter, S. (2012). Bangladesh O Bisshoporichoi [Bangladesh and global studies], Mymensingh: National Academy for Primary Education. (Book)

Roy, R., Zinnah, M. A., Hossain, N. Z., Kabir, A. H., & Akter, S. (2012). Bangladesh O Bisshoporichoi: instructor nirdeshika [Bangladesh and global studies: instructor's instruction], Mymensingh: National Academy for Primary Education. (Book)

Greenwood, J. Kabir, A. H, & Alam, S. (2012). Educational change and international trade in teacher development: Achieving local goals within/despite a transnational context. Cadiz: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 18-21 September 2012.  http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/6/contribution/16272/ (Conference contribution - Other)

Kabir, A. H. (2012). Neoliberal hegemony and ideological transformation of higher education in Bangladesh. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices, vol. 6, number 2, pp. 2-15. http://criticalliteracy.freehostia.com/index.php?journal=criticalliteracy&page=article&op=view&path[]=120&path[]=90 (Journal Article)

Dhali, H. H. & Kabir, A. H. (2011). The politics of forest policies and the alienation of Khyang women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 63-76. (Journal Article)

Kabir, A. H. A. (2011). New Discourse of 'International Understanding: nothing but Americanism. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 38-50. http://criticalliteracy.freehostia.com/index.php?journal=criticalliteracy&page=article&op=view&path[]=80&path[]=59  (Journal Article)

Kabir, A.H. (2010). The Neoliberal Policy in Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh: autonomy of public universities and the role of the state. Policy Futures in Education, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 620-632 http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/10.2304/pfie.2010.8.6.619 (Journal Article)

Kabir, A. H. (2010). The Politics of Neoliberalism in the Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh. Christcurch, New Zealand: Postgraduate Showcase conference, September 2, 2010. http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/showcase/documents/Abstracts_Programme10.pdf (Conference contribution - abstract - oral presentation)

Kabeer, N., Kabir, A.H., and Huq. T. Y. (2009). Quantifying the impact of social mobilsation in rural Bangladesh: Donors, civil society and 'The Road not Taken'. IDS working paper, no. 333. http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Wp333.pdf (Working Paper)

Kabeer, N. and Kabir, A.H. (2009).Citizenship narratives in the Absence of good governance: Voices of the working poor in Bangladesh. IDS working paper, no. 331. http://www.drc-citizenship.org/system/assets/1052734591/original/1052734591-kabeer_etal.2009-citizenship.pdf?1290002116 (Working Paper)

Kabir, K., Rahman, R., Morol, S., and Kabir, A. H. (2006). Sontrash Nirvor Banijjo, Gonotontro O Doridrer Odhikar (Eds.)[Violence based Trade: Democracy and Rights of the Poor], Dhaka: Nijera Kori.(Edited Book)

Halim, S., and Kabir. A. H. (2005). Globalization, gender, and labor market: Some evidences from RMG sector.” Social Science Review, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 29-44. (Journal Article)

Awards/Scholarships

●          Post-graduate Publication Award 2016, Monash University

●          Endeavour Postgraduate Award (PhD) 2012

●          Bangladesh Government Fellowship 2009

Membership of Professional Bodies

 

Name of the Organization

Position Held

Bangladesh Sociological Association (BSA), Dhaka, Bangladesh

General Member

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

General Member

Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA), University of Canterbury

Full-time Member

Monash Education Research Community

General Member

Bangladesh Monash Student Association

Former President

Bangladesh Pathagar Andolon

Advisor

 

References

Dr. Susan Webb

Professor

Faculty of Education

Email: Susan.Webb@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 990 24348
Monash University, Australia

 

Dr. Janinka Greenwood

Professor

School of Literacies and Arts in Education

Email: janinka.greenwood@canterbury.ac.nz

Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 44292
College of Education

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

 

Dr. Naila Kabeer

Professor

Department of Development Studies

SOAS, University of London, UK

Email: nk34@soas.ac.uk