What is Bangladesh Studies?

March 12, 2022


Since its inception, The Journal of Bangladesh (JBS) has focused on content related to development and policy. However, after twenty years, in 2020, those on the editorial board find ourselves reconsidering the name of the journal and asking the question “What is Bangladesh Studies”? We therefore decided to hold a discussion with a group of scholars who are visible in Bangladesh, as well as some involved with the journal.

Bina D’Costa, Professor at the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University
Meghna Guhathakurta, Executive Director, Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB)
Akhlaque Haque, Professor of government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ali Riaz, Distinguished Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University
Willem van Schendel, Professor of Modern Asian History at the University of Amsterdam
Dina M. Siddiqi, Clinical Associate Professor, Global Liberal Studies, New York University

Introductory remarks by

Munir Quddus, Executive Business Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Studies; Dean and Professor of Economics, Prairie View A & M University
Syed Saad Andaleeb, Founding Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Studies; Third Vice Chancellor of BRAC University;
Farida Khan, Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Studies; Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Open Discussion and Q&A moderated by

Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Studies; Professor of Transnational Asian Studies, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University