Currently, I am working on the forced migration and repatriation crisis with a special focus on the Rohingyas. In my current doctoral project, I would like to understand the challenges of repatriation and the role of identity politics behind the Rohingya repatriation problem.
Before starting my PhD, I completed my BA (Hons) and MA in World Religions and Culture from the University of Dhaka in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Besides studying major religions of the world, I studied courses including Sociology, Politics, Economics, Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Religion which has immensely inspired me to pursue my higher studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK.
For my academic contributions, have received two important awards; Khaleda Manzoor-e-Khuda Gold Medal from the President of Bangladesh in 2017 and the Deans Award for securing the first position in the Department of World Religions and Culture, University of Dhaka. As a reputed institution, the University of Dhaka has also facilitated me to engage in co-curricular activities during my University life.
I have been serving as a full-time faculty member at the Department of World Religions and Culture, at the University of Dhaka since 2017. Currently, I am on study leave to pursue my PhD.Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Masters||World Religions and Culture||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2014|
|Bachelor||World Religions and Culture||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2013|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|PhD Candidate||University of Leeds||United Kingdom||01, Oct 2021||Currently Working|
|Assistant Professor||University of Dhaka||Department of World Religions and Culture||21, Jun 2021||Currently Working|
|House tutor||Ruqayyah Hall||University of Dhaka||02, Feb 2018||02-02-2021|
|Lecturer||Department of World Religions and Culture||University of Dhaka||13, Jul 2017||21-07-2021|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|No project/research supervision is found|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Religion and Politics||Religion and Politics in Bangladesh||Centennial Research Grant, University of Dhaka||01-04-2021||01-09-2022||University of Dhaka|
|Secularism||Secularism of Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman||Faculty of Arts||15-04-2019||15-09-2019||University of Dhaka|
|Terrorism||Terrorism in the name of Islam||UGC||01-11-2018||01-11-2019||University of Dhaka|
|Religious Extremism||Terrorism in the name of Islam||UGC||01-03-2018||31-07-2019||University of Dhaka|
Paper presentation on the "Rohingya Crisis: Host Community Treatment" at an International Conference organized by Critical Muslim studies, university of Leeds, UK.
Lecutre on refugee crisis in a seminer series invited by the Dept. of Refugee Study Center, Oxford University, UK
Paper presentation on ''Secularism of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: A Critical Analysis'' in a conference organised by Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||British Sociological Association||Member||2023||2024|
|2||Center for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, UK||Member||2022||2025|
|3||Participation in a project organised by EARTHDAY.ORG||Restoring our Earth||2020|
|4||Membership of Religion in Society||Religion and Spirituality in Society||2015|
Ayesha Siddika : Terrorism in the name of Islam: Bangladesh perspective, Philosophy and Progress , vol.63 , no.1-2 University of Dhaka , pp.109–124 , 2021 .
Ayesha Siddika and Md Didarul Islam : Exploring the Causes of Religious Extremism in Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Studies , 2020 .
Md Didarul Islam and Ayesha Siddika : Implications of the Rohingya Relocation from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, Bangladesh, International Migration review (impact factor:2.9) Sage , 2021 .
Khaleda Monzoor-e-Khuda Memorial Gold Medal for obtaining the highest CGPA in M.A. Examination
First position in B.A (Hons.) Examination
First position in M.A. Examination