Profile of Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad

... Name Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree MSc (LSE), MSS (DU). BSS (DU)
   

London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK                                           10/2012 – 10/2013

M.Sc. Gender, Development, and Globalization

Thesis Title: New Place, New Masculinities: The after effect of migration on Bangladeshi immigrant men in the United Kingdom

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               11/2010 – 01/2012

M.S.S. Women and Gender Studies

Thesis Title: Ambiguities in Masculinities: Locating The Shifts in Attributes of Masculinities During Post Disaster Situation in Cyclone Aila Affected Areas 

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               04/2006 – 10/2010

B.S.S. Women and Gender Studies

Thesis Title: Masculinity and Male Beauty: Changing Perception Among the Male Students of the University of Dhaka           

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               11/2017 – Present

Assistant Professor

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               04/2014 – 10/2017

Lecturer

NETZ Bangladesh, Bangladesh                                                                                                 02/2014 – 08/2014

Young Researcher

  • Co-conducting a research to measure the effectiveness of development interventions especially by NGOs on women’s empowerment
  • Field data collection, Analysis of field data and preparing reports

OXFAM International, Bangladesh                                                                                                              05/2012 – 07/2012

Consultant

  • Conducted a research to measure the success of promoting women as Non-State Actors (NSA) under “strengthening NSAs to claim rights and services for extreme marginalized and socially excluded communities of Bangladesh” project
  • Field data collection, Analysis of field data and preparing reports

Centre for Men & Masculinities Studies (CMMS), Bangladesh                                                     01/2011 – 04/2012

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • Data collection and analysis of field data
  • Reviewing relevant literature for the studies
  • Preparation of reports of the studies
  • Books:
    1. Imtiaz, S. S., Yasmin, F. & Sowad, A. S. M. (2018). Knowledge and Perception of Youth On Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Dhaka City. Dhaka: Department of Women and Gender Studies
    2. Mahtab, N.; Parker, S.; Kabir, F.; Haque, T.; Sabur, A. & Sowad, A. S. M. (Eds.). (2016). Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality. Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
    3. Mahtab, N.; Parker, S.; Kabir, F.; Haque, T.; Sabur, A. & Sowad, A. S. M. (Eds.). (2016). Revealing Gender Inequalities and Perceptions in South Asian Countries through Discourse Analysis. Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Book chapter:
  1. Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Migration Affecting Masculinities: The Consequences of Migration on the Construction of Masculinities of Migrant Bangladeshi Men Living in the United Kingdom. In Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality (pp. 50-73). Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Journal Articles:
    1. Sowad, A. S. M. (2017). Influences of Emerging Beauty Industry for Men on Construction of Masculinities of Male Students of Dhaka City. Masculinities and Social Change, 6(1),1-16
    2. Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Picking the People up from Poverty: Urban Labour Market Deregulation Vs. Encouraging the Development of Micro-Enterprises. International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (IJSEM), 5(4), 1-9.
    3. Haque, T. & Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Impact of NGOization on Women’s Movement Organizations: A Critical Analysis from Bangladesh Perspective. Social Science Review, 33(2), 29-36.
  • Study Reports:
    1. Islam, M. and Sowad, A. S. M. (2017). Women’s Empowerment and Child Nutrition: Reducing the Gap with Dairy Cow Rearing. University of Illinois: Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project. Online. Available at: http://ingenaes.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/ING-Report-2017_02-Womens-Empowerment-and-Child-Nutrition.-Islam-and-Sowad.pdf
    2. Sowad, A. S. M. (2012). Emerging women as Non-State Actors. A study report on emerging women as non-state actors in Noakhali. Dhaka: Oxfam.
    3. Sowad, A. S. M. (2012). Emerging women as Non-State Actors. A study report on emerging women as non-state actors in Shariatpur. Dhaka: Oxfam.

Courses Taught at Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka

  1. WGS 103: Introduction to Public Administration and Political Sciences
  2. WGS 202: Gender and International Relations 
  3. WGS 204: Women’s Movement in Bangladesh
  4. WGS 205: Gender and History
  5. WGS 307: Demography and Gender
  6. WGS 401: Tools for Gender Analysis
  7. WGS 408: Research monograph (supervision) 
  8. MSS 01: Masters Thesis (supervision) 
  • Awarded “LSE (London School of Economics and Political Sciences) Postgraduate Progmamme Scholarship” to Pursue an M.Sc. in Gender, Development and Globalization (Gender Institute); 10/2012 – 10/2013
  • Awarded in “USAID small research grants for master’s students and young teachers 2010” programto conduct a research titled “Towards an Egalitarian Stand: Development Initiatives in Post Disaster Situation for a Positive Social Change
  • Selected by the department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka to attend a “Special Student Exchange Program”; An one month course in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand on Gender and Development Studies; (25 August - 29 September, 2008)

Conducted Researches

  1. Gender audit of ‘she can project’ of population services and training center (PSTC), funded by ActionAid Bangladesh 
  2. Gender analysis to measure the effectiveness of development interventions especially by NGOs on women’s position in gender power relationships for NETZ Bangladesh 
  3. A study to measure the success of promoting women as non-state actors (NSA) under “strengthening NSAs to claim rights and services for extreme marginalized and socially excluded communities of Bangladesh” project of Oxfam Bangladesh 
  4. Gender analysis of the project titled ‘post-cyclone Sidr livelihoods reconstruction program (PCSLRP)’ of world vision Bangladesh in Atulia and Munshiganj unions in Shyamnagar upazila of Bangladesh, funded by USAID Bangladesh

Courses Taught at Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka

  1. WGS 103: Introduction to Public Administration and Political Sciences
  2. WGS 202: Gender and International Relations 
  3. WGS 204: Women’s Movement in Bangladesh
  4. WGS 205: Gender and History
  5. WGS 307: Demography and Gender
  6. WGS 401: Tools for Gender Analysis
  7. WGS 408: Research monograph (supervision) 
  8. MSS 01: Masters Thesis (supervision) 

 

ABU SALEH MOHAMMAD SOWAD

Block – B, 8/1 South Chayabithi,

Joydebpur, Gazipur 1700,

Gazipur, Bangladesh

(+880) 1737746741

asm.sowad@du.ac.bd

http://bit.ly/asm-sowad

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK                                           10/2012 – 10/2013

M.Sc. Gender, Development, and Globalization

Thesis Title: New Place, New Masculinities: The after effect of migration on Bangladeshi immigrant men in the United Kingdom

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               11/2010 – 01/2012

M.S.S. Women and Gender Studies

Thesis Title: Ambiguities in Masculinities: Locating The Shifts in Attributes of Masculinities During Post Disaster Situation in Cyclone Aila Affected Areas 

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               04/2006 – 10/2010

B.S.S. Women and Gender Studies

Thesis Title: Masculinity and Male Beauty: Changing Perception Among the Male Students of the University of Dhaka                                                                                                     

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               11/2017 – Present

Assistant Professor

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               04/2014 – 10/2017

Lecturer

NETZ Bangladesh, Bangladesh                                                                                                 02/2014 – 08/2014

Young Researcher

  • Co-conducting a research to measure the effectiveness of development interventions especially by NGOs on women’s empowerment
  • Field data collection, Analysis of field data and preparing reports

OXFAM International, Bangladesh                                                                                                              05/2012 – 07/2012

Consultant

  • Conducted a research to measure the success of promoting women as Non-State Actors (NSA) under “strengthening NSAs to claim rights and services for extreme marginalized and socially excluded communities of Bangladesh” project
  • Field data collection, Analysis of field data and preparing reports

Centre for Men & Masculinities Studies (CMMS), Bangladesh                                                     01/2011 – 04/2012

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • Data collection and analysis of field data
  • Reviewing relevant literature for the studies
  • Preparation of reports of the studies

PUBLICATIONS

  • Books:
    1. Imtiaz, S. S., Yasmin, F. & Sowad, A. S. M. (2018). Knowledge and Perception of Youth On Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Dhaka City. Dhaka: Department of Women and Gender Studies
    2. Mahtab, N.; Parker, S.; Kabir, F.; Haque, T.; Sabur, A. & Sowad, A. S. M. (Eds.). (2016). Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality. Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
    3. Mahtab, N.; Parker, S.; Kabir, F.; Haque, T.; Sabur, A. & Sowad, A. S. M. (Eds.). (2016). Revealing Gender Inequalities and Perceptions in South Asian Countries through Discourse Analysis. Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Book chapter:
  1. Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Migration Affecting Masculinities: The Consequences of Migration on the Construction of Masculinities of Migrant Bangladeshi Men Living in the United Kingdom. In Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality (pp. 50-73). Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Journal Articles:
    1. Sowad, A. S. M. (2018). Is Gender a More Important Axis of Representation than Race, Ethnicity or Class in Politics?. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 10(2). (Forthcoming)
    2. Sowad, A. S. M. (2017). Influences of Emerging Beauty Industry for Men on Construction of Masculinities of Male Students of Dhaka City. Masculinities and Social Change, 6(1),1-16
    3. Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Picking the People up from Poverty: Urban Labour Market Deregulation Vs. Encouraging the Development of Micro-Enterprises. International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (IJSEM), 5(4), 1-9.
    4. Haque, T. & Sowad, A. S. M. (2016). Impact of NGOization on Women’s Movement Organizations: A Critical Analysis from Bangladesh Perspective. Social Science Review, 33(2), 29-36.
  • Study Reports:
    1. Islam, M. and Sowad, A. S. M. (2017). Women’s Empowerment and Child Nutrition: Reducing the Gap with Dairy Cow Rearing. University of Illinois: Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project. Online. Available at: http://ingenaes.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/ING-Report-2017_02-Womens-Empowerment-and-Child-Nutrition.-Islam-and-Sowad.pdf
    2. Sowad, A. S. M. (2012). Emerging women as Non-State Actors. Study report on emerging women as non-state actors in Noakhali. Dhaka: Oxfam.
    3. Sowad, A. S. M. (2012). Emerging women as Non-State Actors. Study report on emerging women as non-state actors in Shariatpur. Dhaka: Oxfam.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented a paper titled “New place, new masculinities: the after effect of migration on Bangladeshi immigrant men living in London” in International Conference: Gender Relations and Rising Inequalities organized by University of East Anglia, Norwich, the UK from July 06 - July 08, 2015
  • Presented a paper titled “Influences of emerging beauty industries for men on the construction of masculinities of male students of Dhaka city” in International Conference on Gender, Diversity, and Development organized by the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 27 - March 29, 2015

CONDUCTED RESEARCHES

  • Conducted gender audit of ‘SHE CAN project (safe cities for women campaign)’ of population services and training center (PSTC), funded by ActionAid Bangladesh
  • Conducted a gender analysis to measure the effectiveness of development interventions especially by NGOs on women’s position in gender power relationships for NETZ Bangladesh
  • Conducted a study to measure the success of promoting women as non-state actors (NSA) under “strengthening NSAs to claim rights and services for extreme marginalized and socially excluded communities of Bangladesh” project of Oxfam Bangladesh
  • Gender analysis of the project titled ‘post-cyclone Sidr livelihoods reconstruction program (PCSLRP)’ of world vision Bangladesh in Atulia and Munshiganj unions in Shyamnagar Upazila of Bangladesh, funded by USAID Bangladesh

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Awarded “London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Postgraduate Programme Scholarship” to Pursue an M.Sc. in Gender, Development, and Globalization (Gender Institute); 10/2012 – 10/2013
  • Awarded in “USAID small research grants for master’s students and young teachers 2010” program to conduct a research titled “Towards an Egalitarian Stand: Development Initiatives in Post Disaster Situation for a Positive Social Change
  • Selected by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the University of Dhaka to attend “Special Student Exchange Program”; A one month course in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand on Gender and Development Studies; (25 August - 29 September 2008)

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Sports Teacher                                                                                                                                                      01/2017 - 06/2017

Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka

Participant Photographer                                                                                                                                                       04/2013

Uni music league photography competition, London, United Kingdom

President                                                                                                                                                                   10/2009 – 10/2011

Cultural club of Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka

  • Organized monthly meetings and Planned and organized different cultural events

Participant Photographer                                                                                                                                                       09/2009

First intra-university photography competition, University of Dhaka

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Bengali (Native User); English (Very good user); Hindi (Very good user); Urdu (Intermediate user)

COMPUTER LITERACY: Proficient in Windows, all Microsoft Office applications, various internet related software with an excellent typing speed.