Abantee Harun began her academic career as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology. During her eighteen years of experience, she taught anthropology and social sciences in a number of universities including Independent University Bangladesh, BRAC University, University of Dhaka and Jahangirnagar University, working both as a full time lecturer and a guest lecturer. In pursuit of higher studies, she did my MPhil in Social Anthropology from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA) at the University of Oxford.
In addition to her academic career, she worked as a consultant with the UN and also for a number of international and national organizations. After graduating, she worked in research projects for which she had to travel all over Bangladesh, sometimes to the remotest places. This gave her an invaluable chance to experience daily lives in rural settings. Her experience of working both as a faculty member and researcher gave me an exposure to anthropological literature and extensive fieldwork experience. she has conducted several individual research projects as well as working as a member of a research team. Over this period, she developed proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research tools. As a trained anthropologist, she enjoyed the way I developed skills in communicating with people, learning dialects and understanding the world views of others.
Co-Principal Reesarcher Political Economy of WASH for WaterAid Bangladesh( May-December 2015) for ERG
World Vision Bangladesh
April to September, 2011
Gender Specialist : Phase evaluation of Nalitabari, Sherpur and Tarash ADPs,
Gender Specialist : Baseline survey for the DIPECHO project titled “A Disaster Resilient Future, Mobilizing Communities and Institutions For Effective Risk Reduction” May to December, 2011
Member of the core research team on behalf of Economic Research Group
Implementation of Policies for Reducing Chronic Poverty
PRS-ODI Country Study: Bangladesh November 2006 –February 2007
Principal Investigator: Hazardous Child Labour in Rural Bangladesh
Save the Children Sweden-Denmark, Bangladesh November,2006- March 2007
Gender Expert : Baseline Survey on Water and Sanitation for New Programme Areas of WaterAid Bangladesh July –August, 2006 , for Unnayan Shamannay
Research Specialist : Appropriated Resources for Improving Street Children’s Environment (ARISE), Project of Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Welfare, Bangladesh –Funded by UNDP July-December , 2005
Consultant: Health and Nutrition Section, UNICEF-Bangladesh January-June, 2005
Consultant : Political Economy of Violence against Women, Girl Child and Masculinity Research for MANUSHER JANNO,
CARE-Bangladesh, February – April 2005
December 2004 – January 2005.
Consultant in Evaluation of CHOLEN-SHABGE Pilot Project for CARE Bangladesh,
Risk Factors and Best Practices of Learning to Swimming by the Children (4-10 years) of Bangladesh, UNICEF-Bangladesh May – December 2004.
Shamoshtik Unnoyone Joutha Shaktir Babohar (Use of Collective Force in People's Development) – Project funded by Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB), June 2003 – June 2004.
Harun, Abantee 2005 Gender and Nationalism: Reconstructing Women’s Role in the Liberation War of Bangladesh, Published by Bangladesh Freedom Foundation. ISBN 984 32 2884 7
Tripura.Prashanta and Harun, Abantee 2003 Parbatya Chattagrame JhumChash (Jhum cultivation in Chittagong Hill Tracts)-book Published by SEHD, Bangladesh ISBN 984 494 021 0
Death Rituals as Rites of Passages : Anthropological Perspectives published in Journal of Social Studies January –March issue 149 (published in January 2016)
Nriboigganic Gobeshonai byaktishotta:upasthhiti o bhumikar prashono( Subjectivity in anthropological Research: The Question of presence and the role), Published in the Nrvjana Patrika, Vol-6, 2001
Bangladesher Gramancholer Nari: Kichhu Byaktigoto Abhiggotoar Aloke (Rural Women of Bangladesh: Reflections of Some Personal Experience) Nrvjana Patrika vol 4, 1999
Harun, Abantee 2007 Japan in Asia or Asia in Japan : An Outsider’s View, published in the program report of South Asian Future Forum 2007
Jhumchash shamporke netibachak pracharanar upare ekti shamikhha(A Review on the Negative Campaigning on Jhum) - in a compilation by the Applied Anthropology Project of Ford Grant, Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar UniversityJhumchash shamporke netibachak pracharanar upare ekti shamikhha(A Re
Presented on Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Traditional Farming in Rural Bangladesh conference ‘Anthropology and Climate Change’. Held at the British Museum, organized by Royal Anthropology Institute 27-29, May, 2016.