Grants and Fellowships

  • 2018, AAG Dissertation Research Grant

  • 2017, East-West Center Field Research Grant, East-West Center

  • 2016-17, Jagdish P. Sharma Memorial Scholarship, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2016, SEED Foundation Fund for Dissertation Research

  • 2015-16, Graduate Degree Fellowship, East-West Center

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Finalist, Early Career Researcher Award, Political Geography. 

  • 2019 Fall, Achievement Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2019 Spring, Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Geography & Environment Annual Symposium, UH Mānoa

  • 2019 Spring, Distinguished Service Award, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

  • 2019 Spring, Political Geography Specialty Group (PGSG) of AAG Student Travel Award

  • 2019 Spring, Graduate Research and Travel Funds,Geography and Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

  • 2019 Spring, Social Science Research Institute Travel Funds,University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

  • 2018 Spring, Best Publication by a Graduate Student, Geography & Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

  • 2018 Spring, Research Travel Award, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2017 Fall- 2018 Spring, Achievement Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2017 Spring, Achievement Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2016 Fall, UH Mānoa Graduate Students Organization Travel Award

  • 2016 Spring, East-West Center Conference Travel Award

  • 2016 Spring, UH Mānoa Graduate Students Organization Travel Award

  • 2016 Spring, Achievement Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2015-16, Toufiq and Ulrike Siddique Degree Scholars Award, East-West Center

  • 2010, Dean's Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka

  • 2006-10, Merit Scholarship, University of Dhaka

  • 2003-2005, Junior Scholarship, Education Board, the Government of Bangladesh 

Synergistic Activities

  • Panelist in the Social Sciences, Publication Forum (JUFO), Federation of Finnish Learned Society, 2022-25. 

  • Member. Alec Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award Committee, Political Geography Specialty Group of AAG.  

  • Session Co-organizer. ‘Towards a post-humanistic understanding of borders’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. April, 2019 (Jussi P. Laine, co-organizer).

  • Coordinator, The  Exchange, East-West Center Seminar Series, Spring 2019 themed on Borders and Mobility. 

  • Session Co-organizer. ‘Liquidity of borders: Exploring meanings and effects of (non)autonomy of contemporary migrations’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. April, 2019 (Borjana Lubura, co-organizer).

  • Session Chair. ‘Liquidity of borders: Exploring meanings and effects of (non)autonomy of contemporary migrations I’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington DC. April, 2019.

  • Coordinator, The Exchange (East-West Center flagship student seminar) Spring 2019.

  • Facilitator at the East-West Center Wednesday Evening Seminar, Spring 2017.​

  • Session Moderator ‘Western influence on international economic development’. 16th East West Center International Graduate Student’s Conference, February 2017.​

  • Session Co-organizer. ‘Borders and sovereignty’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March-April, 2016. (Reece Jones, co-organizer).​

  • Session Chair, ‘Borders and sovereignty II’ American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March-April, 2016.​

  • Facilitator Intern at the East West Center Wednesday Evening Seminar, Spring 2015.

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