Welcome to my website. I am a postdoctoral researcher in Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. Currently, I am working on a project titled ‘Transformation and transnationalization of state spaces: Geopolitics of borders, mobilities, and planning in the Arctic (SPARCTIC)’ funded by the Eudaimonia Institute, University of Oulu. In this project, I am exploring the way regional changes and transformation processes take place in the Arctic with an emphasis on Arctic Finland and its adjacent regions.
Broadly, I study the way man-made ideas of borders and bounded spaces affect human mobility and vice versa.
I got my Ph.D. in Geography and Environment from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA. I was awarded the prestigious East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship to pursue my doctoral studies. I studied the choice of citizenship, experiences of citizenship and noncitizenship, and state-making processes in the former Bangladesh-India border enclaves in my dissertation research, and was supervised by Professor Reece Jones.
I have taught face-to-face and online classes both at UH Mānoa and the University of Dhaka as a Lecturer. Along with teaching, I worked as a Grant Development Assistant with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
People on the move
South Asia esp. Bangladesh and India
Geography Research Unit
90014 University of Oulu, Finland