I am an activist researcher interested in studying the environmental justice movement, political ecology, gender, and media. I use qualitative and mixed-method research. My general geographical focus is on South Asia. I am currently working on labour rights in the apparel industry, feminist analysis of food safety-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP), theatre actors, and Mandi peasants; popular culture and youth preference in music, 'extractivism' in South Asia; and creative musings in political protests.
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Sociology||University of Oxford||United Kingdom||2014|
|Masters||Sociology||Lehigh University||United States||2006|
|Masters||Sociology||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2001|
|Bachelor||Sociology||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1999|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Gender Advisor and Co-PI||Food Safety and Innovation Lab||31, Oct 2020||Currently Working|
|Visiting Scholar||South Asian University||New Delhi, India||02, Apr 2017||10-04-2017|
|Associate Professor||University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||24, Aug 2016||Currently Working|
|Part-time Teacher||University of Asia Pacific||Dhaka||01, Apr 2016||25-08-2016|
|Athena Swan Gender Consultant||University of Oxford||Oxford, UK||01, Jan 2013||15-04-2013|
|Athena Swan Gender Researcher||University of Oxford||Oxford, UK||01, Feb 2012||30-11-2012|
|Assistant Professor||University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||18, Sep 2008||23-08-2016|
|Senior Lecturer||Independent University, Bangladesh||Dhaka||11, Jan 2007||17-09-2008|
|Assistant Professor||Bangladesh Agricultural University||Mymensingh, Bangladesh||06, Jun 2005||10-01-2007|
|Lecturer||Bangladesh Agricultural University||Mymensigh, Bangladesh||02, Nov 2002||05-06-2005|
|Tutor||New College, UoOx||Oxford, UK|
|Tutor||University College, UoO||Oxford, UK|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
I looked at the framing of political protests in newspapers.
I also study the popular music preference of the youth in Bangladesh
|Qualitative Research Methodology||
I am interested in exploring action based research in feminist political ecology
My focus is on the agro-ecological knowledge of an indigenous group. Also, how their identity is constructed in the context of politics with the majority, is my focus.
|Political Ecology||I look at environmental justice movements, discourses and their impact in the global south|
I work on discrimination against and vulnerabilities of female workers in Bangladesh, their movements and roles in everyday politics.
I also study the voice of women peasants of Mandi community and theatre actors of Bangladesh
Currently working as a Gender Advisor and Co-PI of a USAID funded Food Safety Innovation Lab Project titled "Enhancing Food Safety in Fish and Chicken Value Chains of Bangladesh"
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|Ph.D.||Overpowering Climatic Constraints: Social Innovation and Gender Dynamics in Bangladesh||Professor Constanza Parra, KU Leuven, Belgiam||Samina Luthfa, DU||Jinat Hossain||
Women and gender studies
|Ph.D.||Women labor force participation and the status conflict within the family: A Case study||Professor Mahbub Ahmed||Samina Luthfa||Fatema Akhter||
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Gender Advisor and Co-PI||Enhancing Food Safety in Fish and Chicken Value Chains of Bangladesh||USAID||31-10-2020||31-10-2021||Texus State University, Bangladesh Agricultural University|
|Youth and Cultural Consumption||Study on perceived patters of consumption of Korean Culture (KPop) buy Bangladeshi youth||Own fund||01-01-2019|
|Female Garment Workers' Rights V||Vulnerable Empowerment- a study of the perceived vulnerability and capability of female garment workers of Bangladesh||Bangladesh Mahila Parishad||01-06-2013||01-07-2016|
|Environmental Justice Movement||Confronting the Juggernaut of Extraction||Commonwealth Scholarship Commission||01-09-2008||01-05-2014|
|Indigenous Knowledge||Debunking the Myths of Indigenous knowledge||Fulbright Scholarship Commission||01-07-2005||16-05-2006|
|Gender Advisor||Power and Politics in Land Administration Reform||Erusmus and EU||01-01-1970||University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh|
বাংলাদেশ ইতিহাস পরিষদের ইতিহাসে নারীঃ দক্ষিণ এশিয়া প্রসঙ্গ ২০১৯ শীর্ষক সম্মেলনে আহুত হয়ে প্রবন্ধ পাঠঃ
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
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Samina Luthfa, Tanzimuddin Khan and Munasir Kamal The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: Environmental Justice, Developmental Victimhood and Resistance. Maryland: Lexington, 2022 .
Zahid Arefeen Chowdhury, Samina Luthfa and Kaberi Gayen Vulnerable Empowerment: Understanding Capabilities and Vulnerabilities of Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, 2016 .
Samina Luthfa "Resisting a Coal Mine in Bangladesh and Immigrants in the United Kingdom: the new agent/actors in transnational environmental politics." The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: environmental justice, developmental victimhood and resistance. S Luthfa, TU Khan and M Kamal (Eds.) Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022 59-72 .
Samina Luthfa, Tanzim Uddin Khan and Munasir Kamal "Introduction." The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: environmental justice, developmental victimhood and resistance. Samina Luthfa, Tanzmuddin Khan, Munasir Kamal (Eds.) Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022 1-18 .
Samina Luthfa "Neo-Liberal Agenda and Gender: The Case of Mandi Women." Neo-liberal [Development]: People in the Margins.. T. Khan and S. Rahman (Eds.) Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2020 .
Samina Luthfa "Aftermath of Rana Plaza Collapse: Framing injustice through Creative Avenues." Poetic Imaginings of South Asia. Mallika Shakya Forthcoming .
সামিনা লুৎফা "বাংলাদেশে তৈরী-পোশাক শ্রমিকের জীবন ও কর্মক্ষেত্র: রাষ্ট্র ও পুঁজির বিপরীতে শ্রমজীবি নারীর আপোস-রফা ও লড়াইগাঁথা." ইতিহাসে নারীঃ দক্ষিণ এশিয়া প্রসঙ্গ. Dhaka: বাংলাদেশ ইতিহাস পরিষদ, 2022 .
Samina Luthfa : Showcasing Environmental Justice Movements from the South: comparing the role of media in Bangladesh, Society and Culture in South Asia , vol.5 , no.2 , pp.290-328 , 2019 .
Samina Luthfa : Transnational Ties and Reciprocal Tenacity: Resisting mining in Bangladesh with transnational coalition” In: February 2017, Sociology, Vol 51(1) (impact factor:2.537) , pp.127-145 , 2017 .
Samina Luthfa : [In Bengali] "Phulbari andolon: protirodhershokti (Phulbari movement: the strength of resistance)"., Sarbojonkotha , pp.54-63 , August 2015 .
Samina Luthfa : [In Bengali] Rana Plaza Bhaban Dhas and Sompadito chuktisomuher Porjalochona” (Rana Plaza building collapse and new policies: an analysis), Sarbajankotha , pp.27-30 , May 2015 .
Samina Luthfa : Debunking the Myths of Indigenous Knowledge: towards a political ecology of the Mandi of Madhupur, Bangladesh, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Hum.), 59(1) , pp.211-237 , 2014 .
Samina Luthfa and Shahadat Hossen : After Rana Plaza: Why were NGOs left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse?, Open Democracy - free thinking for the world , 2014 .
Samina Luthfa : Structural Adjustment Policy, Agriculture and Pauperization in Bangladesh, The Social Science Review. The Dhaka University Studies Part D Vol. 12 (1) , 2004 .
Samina Luthfa and Lutfur Rahman : Market-led initiatives for Seed production and Product Processing in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy Vol. 20(1) , 2004 .
Samina Luthfa "Everything Changed after the 26th: Repression and Resilience against Proposed Phulbari Coal Mine in Bangladesh." QEH Working Paper no. 193 ODID Oxford: Oxford Department of International Development, 2011 .
|National||British Council Balance for Better||2019||Bangladesh||https://www.britishcouncil.org.bd/en/blog/bringing-social-change-through-art-and-activism?fbclid=IwAR1SEYAQvpagk0gBvtk-BfhhM_8rzKVZWou0jk9ILQTtkHRxr0fsWDRN1ag|
|International||Commonwealth Scholarship||2008||United Kingdom||Received this award from Commonwealth Scholarship commission to complete my DPhil in Oxford. It was a 36-month long scholarship from UK government.|
|International||Junior Fulbright Scholarship||2004||United States||Junior Fulbright Scholarship was granted for my MA at Lehigh from The J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and United States Department of State|
|National||Nurunnesa Khatun Bidda-Binodini Gold Medal 1998||1998||Bangladesh||For securing highest marks in the MSS examination|
|National||Nazmul Karim Gold Medal 1998||1998||Bangladesh||For securing the first position in MSS in Sociology|