Anurug Chakma

Anurug Chakma is a PhD candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at The Australian National University.

He was awarded the Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship in 2018 and his core area of research interest stems from his life-long conflict experience in the Chittagong Hill Tracts as a member of the Chakma indigenous community, and his decade-long refugee life in Tripura, India.

Anurug completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and obtained his second master’s in governance and Development from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

Anurug has published a number of peer-reviewed research articles on the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace process, donor-driven peacebuilding, grassroots peacebuilding, NGO peacebuilding, human rights of indigenous peoples, the refugee problem, and South Asia terrorism and security in journals such as the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, the Journal of Human Rights and Peace StudiesPeace and Conflict Review, the Journal of Sociology, and Social Science Review.