Nehraz Mahmud


BSS (Anthropology), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2002

MSS (Anthropology), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2003
Thesis: The Impact of the Social Subordination of Women on Maternal Health Care Practices’

MA (Anthropology & Women's Studies), Brandeis University, MA, USA, 2007
Thesis: “Dreams of Freedom, Days of Norms: Marriage and Domesticity as Experienced by Women in Bangladeshi Diaspora in the USA”.

PhD Candidate (Anthropology), Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Thesis Topic: Obligation and Intimacy: Bangladeshi Immigrants to Canada and the Negotiation of Transnational Sibling Relationships



Research Interests:

Gender inequality, human rights, public policy, transnationalism and migration, Islam and religious politics, culture of practice, political economy
Major Awards


Fulbright Graduate Scholarship 2006
Vanier Scholarship (SSHRC, Canada) 2012
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship 2012

Recent Publications:

  • Religious Education in Bangladesh (Book Chapter, forthcoming), jointly with Dr. Mahmudul Alam and A T M Shaifullah Mehedi (15 pages)
  • [Bangladeshe narir aingoto odhikar shommondhe shochetonota o proyoge protibondhokota shomuho: ekti somajtattik bislashon] Women’s Consciousness about Legal Rights and the Barriers to Implementation: A Social Analysis. Joint Paper. Published in Bangladesh Unnayan Shomikkha 25:41-61, 2007. (peer reviewed)
  • [Grameen Bangladeshe Martishathosebay samajik shongskarer provab: ekti nriboiganik onushondhan] Impact of Social Beliefs on Maternal Healthcare in Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Quarry. Published in Bangladesh Unnayan Shomikkha 23: 29-51, 2005. (peer reviewed)