Dr Tahmina Rashid is an Associate Professor of International Studies, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra Australia. She has a PhD and MA from the University of Melbourne, Australia; and a master’s degree in political science from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She has previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University; Program Director International Development, RMIT University, Australia; and as Assistant Professor, Political Science in Pakistan. She was a Fulbright scholar in 1996 and was also awarded ‘Asia Fellow Award’, Ford Foundation in 2004-05 to work in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Her previous work includes “Contested Representations: Punjabi Women in Feminist Debates in Pakistan” and “ International Development: Linking Academia with Development Aid & Effectiveness”. She is a development consultant & field researcher with a keen interest in South Asian region. Her academic interests include feminist movements in South Asia; radical Islamic Movements; urban/rural poverty; migration & identity; sustainable development & human rights; Micro-credit and women’s empowerment; Conflict and Post-Conflict Humanitarian Assistance; Religious Extremism and Politics of Migration, Identity and Citizenship.