Profile of Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem

Profile of Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem

Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem
Professor
Department of History
Faculty of Arts
Email: ashaislam22@gmail.com
Phone: 88-02-8917512
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. History Dhaka University Bangladesh 2013
Masters History Dhaka University Bangladesh 1985
Bachelor History Dhaka University Bangladesh 1984
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Fulbright Fellowhip 2005 United States Was awarded the Fulbright Short Fellowship in the summer of 2005 to work on American civilization at New York University (NYU), New York, USA.
International Commonwealth Fellowship 1994 United Kingdom Was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship to do research at the School of African Studies (SOAS), London University during the academic session 1994-1995.
International Research Fellowship 1991 Japan Was awarded a Research Fellowship at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Japan, for two years.
National Shahid Ghiyas Award 1988 Bangladesh Was awarded the Shahid Ghiyas Award for obtaining First Class First position in Masters from the Department of History, University of Dhaka
National Chancellor's Award 1987 Bangladesh Was awarded the Chancellor's Award in 1987 for obtaining First Class First position in BA Hons. in History, University of Dhaka
Research Interest
Subject Description
Women's History My Ph.D. dissertation, supervised by Prof. Sonia Nishat Amin, was titled From Andarmahal to Schools: Women's Education in Eastern Bengal in the 19th and 20th Centuries. My research interest continues to revolve around the area of gender issues, gender identities, patriarchy, and the general area of women's history and gender studies.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
M.Phil Women Workers in Urban Areas after Independence: An Overview Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem Merina Sultana Women's History
M.Phil Women of the Aristocratic Class: the Nawab Family of Dhaka Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem Suma Rani De Women's History
M.Phil Women in the Cultural Movement of Bengal Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem Shanta Patranobish Women's History
M.Phil Women in the Leftist Movement in Bengal, 1947-1971 Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem Rajib Odhikari Women's History
M.Phil Women of Bengal in the Struggle for Democracy: Five Case Studies (1952-1994) Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem Shamima Nasreen Women's History
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Women's History Female Domestic Workers in Dhaka Private
Invited Talk
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Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Advisor The National Archives of Bangladesh Dhaka Currently Working The National Archives of Bangladesh has an advisory body and I am the representative from Dhaka University
Council Member The Bangladesh Asiatic Society Dhaka Currently Working The Bangladesh Asiatic Society is the premium research organization of Bangladesh. The Council is elected for two years.
General Secretary Bangladesh Itihas Samiti National Currently Working The Bangladesh Itihas Samiti was founded in 1966 as a research organization. It operates from the premises of the Department of History, University of Dhaka and currently has around 2,000 members nationwide.
General Secretary International Federation for Research in Women's History (IFRWH) International Currently Working I am General Secretary of the Bangladesh Chapter of IFRWH. Professor Sonia Nishat Amin is the President of the Bangladesh Chapter.
Board Member International Federation for Research in Women's History International Currently Working The International Federation for Research in Women's History is an internationa organization that conducts research in women's history and holds biennial conferences. The headquarters of IFRWH is located in the country from which the President is elected.
Editor Bangladesh History Association Jounal Dhaka University Currently Working It is a concern of the Bangladesh Itihas Samiti and it is published in Bangal and English biennially.
Editor Bangladesh American Studies Journal Dhaka University Currently Working The BAAS Journal is a concern of the Bangladesh Association of American Studies.
Book Section
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Asha Islam Nayeem "Did the Bengali Woman Have a Girlhood? A Study of Colonialism, Education and the Evolution of the Girl Child in Nineteenth-Century Bengal." A History of the Girl: Formation, Education and Identity. Edited by Mary O'Dowd and June Purvis Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, January, 2018 pp 163-179 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem "How to Educate the Girl Child? Financing Female Education in Colonial Bengal." Readings in Bengal History: Identity Formation and Colonial Legacy. Edited by Asha Islam Nayeem and Aksadul Alam Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, December, 2017 pp 179-203 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem and Avril A. Powell "Redesigning the Zenana: Domestic Education in Eastern Bengal in the Early Twentieth Century." Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Esperience in South Asia. Edited by Avril A. Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006 pp 50-82 .
Journal Article
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Raana Razzaque and Asha Islam Nayeem : Anowara: The Novel as Source of History, Clio, Journal of the Department of History, Jahangirnagar University, (impact factor:The article unearths subtle tensions of patriarchal control over women's lives.) pp.pp 85-98, Volume XXIV, June, 2007 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Determining the Attitude towards Women's Education in Eastern Bengal: The Partition Interlude, Bangladesh Historical Studies, (impact factor:It is an insightful study into patriarchal domination and feminist resistance that played out in colonial Bengal in the nineteenth century which is based on primary sources only.) Volume XXIII, 2012-2014 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Dwelling on the Question of Female Education in Nineteenth Century Bengal: From Western Theory to Local Reality, Bangladesh Historical Studies, (impact factor:Entirely based on archival documents, this article is a valuable source for women's history.) pp.pp 9-22, Volume XXI, 2008-2009 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Muslim Bhadramahilas in the Public Eye in Post-colonial Bengal: A Cross-generational Study, Journal of the Bangladesh History Association, (impact factor:It is an inspirational study of three generations of venerable Bengali women who defy patriarchy.) pp.pp 113-130, Volume XX, 2005-2007 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Women's Emancipation Through Education in 19th Century Eastern Bengal: Private Enterprise Or Government Agency?, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, (impact factor:Primary sources from the archives have been used to document the process of emancipation of women in colonial Bengal) Volume 60, No. 1, June 2015 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Breaking the Myth of the White Woman's Burden': Female Missionaries in Bengal and the Institutionalization of Zenana Education, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), (impact factor:Digging into the archives, primary material has been unearthed to break the myth that Bengali women were the sole beneficiaries of Christian benevolence whereas, actually, it was a two-way traffic.) Volume 59, No. 1, June 2014 .
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Raana Razzaque and Asha Islam Nayeem : Some Aspects of the Ahl-i-Hadith Movement in Bengal, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, (impact factor:Adds insight into how religion permeates culture.) pp.pp 215-230, Volume 51, No. 2, December, 2006 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Women at Work in Japan: Expectation and Reality, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, (impact factor:The article adds insight into the gender complexities of Japanese culture.) pp.pp 167-177, Volume 45, No. 2, December, 2000 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : Japan's Education System: Quest for Perfection, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, (impact factor:Wide circulation nationally and uploaded in cyber space) pp.pp 84-101, Volume 44, No. 2, December 1999 .
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Asha Islam Nayeem : The Quest for Teachers of the 'Right Stamp' as Pre-requisite to Progress of Female Education in Eastern Bengal: The Partition Interlude, The Arts Faculty Journal, (impact factor:This article analyzes critical archival material to show how patriarchal attitudes were an impediment to women's progress in colonial Bengal.) pp.Pp 53-74, Volume 4, No. 6, June 2010-June 2011 .
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