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Fouzia Mannan is Associate Professor of Sociology, and Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, East West University, Dhaka. She completed her Ph.D in Sociology with a concentration in gender and development in 2002 from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and she was awarded the University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship in India for pursued her PhD program. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (ISS),The Hague, Netherlands in 2009.
She was a faculty member of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka from January 2005 to 2010. She started her carrier with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and has researched and published on gender, poverty, water and sanitation, violence against women, social protection and women’s empowerment both nationally and internationally.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Relations, East West University, Dhaka, from fall 2014 -2017, and Adjunct Faculty in 2013 .
Associate Professor , Department of Sociology East West University, Dhaka, since 2017 and Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences since 2016.
Associate Professor (under the Institutionalizing of the Department of Women Studies Project), Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, 2009- 2010 and
Part time faculty, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, fall 2013 to 2014.
Assistant Professor (under the Institutionalizing of the Department of Women Studies Project), Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, 2006-2009.
Assistant Professor (Part-time faculty), (under the Institutionalizing of the Department of Women Studies Project), Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2005.
Research Fellow, School of Development Studies, BRAC University, Teaching at post-graduate level (course Gender and Development), 2007- 2008
Guest Lecturer, Teaching at M.S. (Course WFM 6104: Gender and Water) level in Integrated Water Resources Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2005.
Worked for ‘Saidia New Dawn’, a NGO, helping urban poor children in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi, Kenya and was involved in a project named “Saidia New Dawn Project”, 2012 -2013 (Voluntary).
Gender and Development, Rural and Urban Poverty, Livelihood Vulnerabilities, Water and Sanitation, Violence Against Women,Religion and Women, NGOs and Women’s Empowerment.
International Journal and Book Chapters/ Research Monograph :
1. Islam, S., Mannan, F., & et el. (2020) COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of the healthcare, social and economic challenges in Bangladesh, Progress in Disaster Science, December2020,Volume8,100135. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100135.
2. Islam, S. Islam, R., Mannan, F. & et el. (2020) COVID-19 Pandemic: How is Bangladesh coping with the rapid spread of coronavirus infection?, Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 2020, 14(10):1098-1105. doi:10.3855/jidc.13289.
3. Mannan, F., Banu A. (2020) (in press) Women in Politics: Gender Quota and Women’s Movements in Bangladesh, Rajasthan Journal of Sociology Volume 12, October 2020, India.
4. Mannan. F. (2019) Breaking the Chain: Dynamics of Intra-Household Relationships & Non -Governmental Organizations in Bangladesh, International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume 4 Number 1, DAKAM, Turkey. https://www.dakam.org/archive-ijssis
5. Mannan, F. (2018) Are Organizations Accountable? Disconnect Between Gender and Sanitation in Bangladesh , Environment and Urbanization ASIA journal, Volume 9 Issue 1, March 2018, Sage Publication.
6. Mannan, F. (2012) Gender-based Violence in Dhaka’s Slums, Book Chapter: The Future of Asian Feminisms: Confronting Fundamentalisms, Conflicts and Neo-Liberalism, Eds., Nursyahbani Katjasungkana and Saskia E. Wieringa, Cambridge Scholars Publishing,12 Back Chapman Street, Newcastle uponTyne, NE6 2XX, UK. p182. https://www.amazon.com/Future-Asian-Feminisms-Fundamentalisms-Neo-liberalism/dp/1443834505
7. Joshi, D., Fawcett, B., and Mannan, F. (2012) Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Gender Matters, book chapter in Diverting the Flow : Gender Equity and Water in South Asia, edited by Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed and Suman Rimal Gautam. – Zubaan, New Delhi.
8. Joshi, D., Fawcett B., Mannan F. 2011 Health, hygiene and appropriate sanitation: experiences and perceptions of the urban poor, Environment and Urbanization, April 2011 23: 91-111, doi: 10.1177/0956247811398602, (by) Sage Journal. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956247811398602
9. Holmes, R., Jones N., Mannan F. (2011) Addressing gendered risks and vulnerabilities through social protection: examples of good practice from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Peru. Gender and Development Journal, Vol 19:2 July 2011, Oxfam, UK. PP 255-270. : Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13552074.2011.592637
10. Mannan, F. 2013 ‘The Times of Hope and Despair’: Gender at the Crossroads of Water and Sanitation in Bangladesh. South Asian Water Studies, Volume 3, Issues 3, February, 2013, (www. sawas journal.org)
11. Holmes, R., Mannan, F, Dhali, H, Parveen,S. (2010) Gendered Risks, Poverty and Vulnerability in Bangladesh, Case Study of the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction Programme (CFPR), Specially Targeted Ultra Poor II (STUP II), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, United Kingdom. https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/6244.pdf
12. Mannan, F. (2002) Gender and Development: An Analysis of Selected NGO Interventions in Bangladesh and India – Thesis submitted to the Center for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in partial fulfillment of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
National Journal /Book Chapters/ Working Paper:
13. Mannan,F., and Banu, A (2017). Livelihood Vulnerability and Elderly Women in Urban Slums, Book Chapter: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, Eds., Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu, University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://www.uplbooks.com/book/gendered-lives-livelihood-and-transformation-bangladesh-context
14. Mannan, F. (2016) NGOs and Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh and India, Empowerment, Vol. 23, December 2016, Women For Women , Dhaka. PP41-60.
15. Mannan, F. (2011). Mastanocracy, Violence and Gender in Dhaka Slum, Book Chapter: Gender and Militarization in South Asia, University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://www.indianbooksonwomen.com/index.php?p=sr&Uc=5727873974735278436Mannan,
16. Mannan, F. (2010) Mainstreaming Gender in Sanitation: An Analytical Study of Selected Organizations in Bangladesh published by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. 32p. (Working Paper 10)
17. Mannan, F. (2010) Emergence of Women Studies in Bangladesh: A Journey Through History in Ten Years Celebration Memorial Journal. Published by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. P28-36.
18. Mannan, F. (2003) Contributed to a book in Bangla titled “Shikkhakosh” (A Compendium on Education) edited by M. Habibur Rahman. Published by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
I was interviewed by the Dialogue Institute, Temple University, USA, as a selected SUSI Scholar (U.S. State Department Academic Scholars Program) for the US State Department podcast on September 2020.
Attended and presented a paper on ‘Veil As Religious Expression: An Ethnographic Study Among Young Female Students in Bangladesh’, at the International Conference organized by the Dialogue Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, August 18, 2020 (Online).
Reviewer of the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, East West University since 2014 till present.
Convener of the International Conference on Social and Life Sciences (ICSL) organized by East West University, Dhaka Bangladesh, February 2020
Taught courses at East West University:
Taught courses at the University of Dhaka
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands , September 2009.
Junior Consultant, “Analysis of Poverty Trends (APT)” project, Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies, Bangladesh (BIDS), June 1993- July 1994.
Research Officer, “Analysis of Poverty Trends (APT)” project, Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989-1993
Lead Researcher in Bangladesh with the University of Southampton, UK under the "Study on Livelihood-Gender- Sanitation linkages Relating to the Urban Poor", research project conducted in Bangladesh, India Kand kenya, Supported by DFID, UK.
Lead Researcher with The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK, under the project on 'Gender and Social Protection in Bangladesh', project conducted in Bangladesh, Peru, and Ethiopia ,2009.
Research Officer, Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK), a National NGO, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2001-2002.
Consultant (Gender Strategy Paper), in a project 'integrated management of crop-fish-water resources to enhance agricultural production systems towards sustainable food security in Bangladesh', at Bangladesh
Agricultural University (BAU), funded by CDI, Wageningen, the Netherlands, November 2013.
Consultant (Gender Strategy Analysis), in a project titled "Capacity Development of Higher Education on Integrated Water Resources Management at CUET", funded by UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands, June, 2012
National Consultant (Gender Specialist), Evaluation of the Consolidation of a National Platform for the Women’s Movement, Doorbar Network Project of Nari Pokkho, Dhaka, 2007.
Consultant (Gender and Governance), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dhaka under the “Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy” project, 2006.
Consultant (Gender Specialist), Evaluation of the Reaching Out-of-the-School Children (ROSC) project, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Dhaka, November 2005- January 2006.
Consultant (Gender and Development Specialist) with Action Aid Bangladesh (AAB) to assess Gender concerns/practices in Action Aid Bangladesh as a part to reviewing its Country Strategy Paper CSP II and to help mainstreaming gender issues in the implementation of the Country Strategy 1999-2003, Bangladesh, October to December, 2003.