Faculty Profile

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

    Master of Social Science (MSS) in International Relations, University  of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in International Relations, University  of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Climate Change, Migration, Remittances and Development, Refugee Crisis and Technical Vocational and Education and Training (TVET)

Md. Jalal Uddin Sikder, PhD

Assistant Professor

Overview

He is an Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator of Faculty Research at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). Earlier he also worked as Assistant Professor at Daffodil International University and Research Fellow at the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka. he has published books and several articles in international journals on migration, remittances and development. He has also been involved in a number of studies under the Migration out of Poverty RPC, University of Sussex, UK. He has more than ten years field based research and consultancy experiences with DFID, the European Union, GIZ, ILO, IOM, US Committee for Refugees and UNHCR. He has presented papers at national and international workshops, conferences and seminars in Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Spain, Qatar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, South Korea, the Philippines and the United States. His research interests include migration, remittances, climate change, Rohingya (Burmese) refugees and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Fellowships and Prizes

March, 2010 Go8 Fellowship
Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of leading Australian
Universities
Description: Awarded prestigious grant to attend conference on Climate Sciences + Humanities and presented a paper on Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh, at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA


2007 – 2008 NTS Research Fellowship
Consortium of Non-Traditional Security in Asia (NTS-Asia), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Description: Awarded US$8000 for the research on Population Movements and Threat of HIV/AIDS Virus at the Bangladesh-India Border

2007 – 2008 Ford Foundation Fellowship
Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka
Description: Awarded US$8000 for the research Informal Border Trade and Movements of People between Bangladesh-India Border

2011 Most Outstanding Research Poster 2011, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Australia. Awarded 3rd Prize

2009 Most Outstanding Research Poster 2009, Arts Faculty and HUMCASS, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Australia. Awarded 1st Prize (both).

Research & Awards

11-25 October , 2016 Faculty Training Workshop Award
American Institute of Bangladesh, University of California, Berkeley, USA and the US Embassy in Dhaka

Description: This scholarship provides the return coach class ticket from Bangladesh to the US, any local travel, airport transfers, as well as lodging at the UC Berkeley.

November 2012 – Arts Post-graduate Publication Award (PPA)
January 2013 Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia
Description: PPA provides a living allowance while writing article or books, based on PhD thesis

2009 – 2012 Monash International Post-graduate Research
Scholarship (MIPRS), &
Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS)
Monash University Institute of Graduate Research
(MIGR), Australia
Description: Earned 3.6 years PhD scholarships including tuition fees, living allowance, health insurance and thesis allowance

2009 – 2012 Post-graduate Allowance
SAMSS, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Australia
Description: Earned Dissertation field work, international and local travel and relocation cost

2004 – 2005 Post-graduate Support Grant
The Bestway Foundation, The Sydney Perry Foundation, The Professional Aid Council, The Charles Wallace Bangladeshi Trust and Muslim Aid, UK
Description: Earned grants for pursing Masters on Development Studies, University of Leeds, UK.

 

Publications

Journal Articles

Rozana, Rashid and Sikder, Mohammad, J. U.
                                           Choosing a Life: Remittances and Youth Aspirations in  
                                           Bangladeshi Villages
            Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JIMS)
Routledge, the United Kingdom

Sikder, Mohammad, J. U. & Higgins, Vaughan
‘Remittances and Social Resilience: A Qualitative Study of Migrant Households in Rural Bangladesh’
Migration and Development Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, [ISSN-2163-2332, print]
Routledge, the United Kingdom

Sikder, Mohammad J. U. & Ballis, P. H.
‘Remittances and Life Chances: A Study of Migrant Households   
in Rural Bangladesh’,
Migration and Development Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 261-285, [ISSN-2163-2332, print]
Routledge, the United Kingdom

Sikder, Mohammad J. U.
‘Bangladesh: International Labour Migration and Remittances’,
Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 17, No.3, p. 257-276, [ISSN-0117-1968, print]
Sage, the USA.

Sikder, Mohammad J. U.
‘Livelihoods, Informal Trade at the Bangladesh Border’,
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 432-445, [ISSN-1464-9373, print]
Routledge, the United Kingdom

Chapters

Siddiqui, Tasneem, Sikder, Mohammad J.U. and Bhuyan Rashed
‘Climate Change Induced Migration and Urban Informal Settlements in Bangladesh’
London: Pluto Press

Sikder, Mohammad J.U. and Khan, Mohammad T
‘Informal Border Trade and Movement of People at the Bangladesh-India Border in Siddiqui, Tasneem (ed) Migration: Non-Traditional Security Threats Series: Volume-I, Dhaka: University Press Limited (UPL).  

Siddiqui, Tasneem and Sikder, Mohammad J.U
Rural to Urban Migration for Domestic Work in Bangladesh’ in Seeley, Janet and Abrar, Chowdhury R. (eds) Social Protection and Marginalised Migrant Workers in India and Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd. p. 57-81. [ISBN 984-70220-00325].

Conference Proceedings

Siddiqui, T. and Sikder, Mohammad J. U. ‘Livelihood of Internal Migrants’, published in an international conferences on Marginsalised Migrant Workers and Social Protection, held on 7-8 October, 2006, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organised by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of

Sikder, Mohammad J.U. ‘Informal Trade and Movements of People’ published in an International Workshop on Population Movements: Non-Traditional Issues in South Asia Discourse, held on 21-22 August 2006, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organised by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University

Sikder, Mohammad J. U.
‘Women Participation in Informal Cross-Border Trade’, published in a national conference on Women in Challenging Situation in Bangladesh, held on 23-24 July 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organised by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka.

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.