M. Anwar Hossen

University of Dhaka



Dr. M. Anwar Hossen is Professor of Sociology Department, University of Dhaka-Bangladesh and is a co-editor of Springer Journal, Bandung: Journal of the Global South. He received his Ph.D. in the anthropology program in 2014 from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Canada. His PhD research project title was Water Policy and Governance for the Empowerment of River Basin Communities in Rural Bangladesh. His PhD research project was awarded as the best project at the UBC in 2010, and therefore, he was the recipient of Nehru Humanitarian Award 2010. Based on this research project, he also received International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada doctoral research award in 2011-12. In addition to this PhD, he completed Master of Art (MA) from Carleton University, Canada. His MA dissertation also focused on water related issues, Natural Disaster, Inequality, and Vulnerability: A Case Study in Rural Bangladesh. He has nineteen year teaching and research experiences in four major universities in Bangladesh and Canada. In Canada, he worked as research and teaching assistants in addition to sessional lecturer during his studies in 2006-2014. In Bangladesh, Dr. Hossen served as a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, ShahJalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet in 1998-2003. Since 2003, he is a faculty member of Sociology Department, University of Dhaka. He is also active in international collaborative research. As an example, he is Lead Researcher of the project, Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia funded by IDRC (Canada) and DFID (UK). Dr. Hossen has extensively published research articles at international level: e.g., Asiatic Society, Brill, Routledge and Springer, and at national level: e.g., Social Science Review. He published an edited volume in 2016 on Water and Ecological Resource Governance with Springer Journal, Bandung: Journal of the Global South. In 2017, Dr. Hossen’s new book Water Policy and Governance in South Asia: Empowering rural communities is published with Routledge: London and New York. He presented his research works in the United States of America, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, and Bangladesh. Currently, his research interests focus on civil society, water governance, river bank communities, sustainable development, climate change, agricultural communities, human rights, local movements, and the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin in South Asia.