𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝐷𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝐼𝑛𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑢𝑝𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔” 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
Dr. Raihan M. Sharif is an Associate Professor in English at Jahangirnagar University. He worked as a Fulbright Scholar in Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, USA. Dr. Sharif also works as a consultant in the development sector, a teacher trainer and a corporate trainer.
In his scholarly works, Dr. Sharif spatializes resistance against homo-neoliberal and neo-imperial forces while decolonizing influential academic discourses: sexual citizenship, queer politics, neoliberal diversity, hybridity discourses, etc. Raihan also examines unequal power relations along the host/migrant paradigm in the US; challenges the politics of native agents in diasporic fictions; destabilizes global Islamophobia within the frame of moral panic in the west; critiques abandonment of disabled and poor people in the global south; exposes the imperial logic of hybridity discourses ; studies creation, growth, and sustainability of academic programs related to inequality (e.g. ethnic, LGBTQ, disability, critical cultural studies); examines dissenting citizenship; and investigates queer asylum cases.
In several Bangladeshi public and private universities, Raihan instructs undergraduate and graduate students in cultural studies, gender studies, and research methodologies. He has held positions at a number of universities, including Stamford University, Brac University, American International University (AIUB), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), East West University, North South University (NSU), Daffodil International University (DIU), and Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX).
In the field of development sector research, Dr. Sharif has served as both a gender expert and lead consultant on multiple projects. He served a number of organizations including Brac, Caritas, Care, Asia Foundation, and Save the Children. As a consultant, he places a high value on the triangulation of data, solid research ethics throughout a project, and rigorous research methodology in research design. Dr. Sharif enjoys making recommendations and change pathways for his clients.