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  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
  • MA South Asian Area Studies from SOAS, University of London, UK

    BA Philosophy and Physics from Colby College, USA

Areas of Interest

Politics and society,
Colonialism and globalization,
Gender and feminism(s),
Power and media,
Social movements 

Hiya Islam

Lecturer

Overview

Hiya has five years of experience doing multidisciplinary research in and out of academia. From 2015, Hiya has been a Fellow at Center for Bangladesh Studies (CBS) which is a crowdfunded think-tank. Hiya has worked as a copyeditor with University Press Limited for Parveen Ahmed’s book Under the Same Sky. They have also worked as a freelance researcher for CBS, UPL and community groups and organizations.

Research & Awards

Current Projects:

Disposability: Beyond famine, democracy and development.

Resistance of the Perverts: Mark the neutral.

Living and Dying: Dhaka’s relationship with rivers.

Conference programmed:

“বাংলাদেশে নারীবাদ এবং সামাজিক আন্দোলন| CBS FemCon -1.” Center for Bangladesh Studies, at Bishwa Shahittya Kendro, Dhaka, 2016.

Publications

Newspaper & Magazines

Layes, Mohymeen and Hiya Islam. “Solidarity Quota Reform Movement”. The Daily Star, 2018.

Conference Proceedings

“For Solidarity: Marxism and Intersectionality,” CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium, USA, 2015. (Paper).

“Boundaries of rationality,” CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium, USA, 2015. (Poster and Paper).

“Moncho: Designing and Implementing the community-based art project,” CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium, USA, 2015. (Presentation)

“Moncho: Designing and Implementing the community-based art project,” CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium, USA, 2015. (Presentation)

“Issues of Community: Rules of Exclusion,” CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium, USA, 2014. (Paper)

“Issues of Community: Rules of Exclusion,” Queering Media Conference, USA, 2014. (Paper)

The University of 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.