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  • PhD (Economics), New School for Social Research, New York, US, 2000.

    LL.M., Dhaka University, Bangladesh 1979.

    LL.B. Honors., Dhaka University, Bangladesh 1978.

Areas of Interest

A collection of critical essays on Kazi Nazrul Islam, in press;
Editing uncollected writings of Ahmad Sofa, projected to be in six volumes;
Translating ‘Peau noire, masques blancs’ and other works by Frantz Fanon;
Writing ‘The National Question in South Asia after Bangladesh’ for a conference on ‘Marxism in South Asia’ in mid-November in New Delhi;
Writing a new introduction to ‘The Communist Manifesto’ on the occasion of its 170th anniversary.

Prof. Salimullah Khan, PhD

Professor & Director


Salimullah Khan, Professor, General Education Department and Director, Center for Advanced Theory holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York. He also holds LL.M. and LL.B. (Hons.) degrees conferred by the Dhaka University, Dhaka. He taught at Rajshahi University, Rajshahi (1983-84) and Dhaka University, Dhaka (1984-86) before moving on to the United States in 1986. In the US he taught at several colleges including the State University of New at Purchase, NY (1988-89), and the City University of New York, New York, NY (1993-1998).
After his return to Bangladesh in 2000, Salimullah Khan taught at several institutions, including the East West University, Dhaka (2001), the University of Development Alternative, Dhaka (2002) and the Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka (2005-2012) before moving on to his present appointment in the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh in 2012 where, since 2016, he is directing the Center for Advanced Theory. In addition, since 2011, he has taught frequently, part-time, in the Theater and Performance Studies Department as well as the Institute of Modern languages, Dhaka University.
Prof. Khan is a well-known critic and public speaker in Bangladesh today and exerts a significant influence on the intellectual climate here. He has also contributed essays on myriad subjects, authored and translated books, and edited journals. He was the chief editor of the Stamford Journal of Law (2005-2012) and ever since 2016 he has been editing two scholarly series at the Center for Advanced Theory, viz., Apostrophe: Working Papers of the Center for Advanced Theory and Occasional Papers in Theory.
At ULAB, he currently teaches two courses on Freudian Psychoanalysis and Modern History of South Asia. Beginning Spring 2020 he is offering a public lecture course (open to all) on the topic of “Ethics from Aristotle to Badiou” which meets alternate Saturdays.

Research & Awards

Current Projects:

  1. ‘The National Question in South Asia after Bangladesh’ for a conference on ‘Marxism in South Asia’ in mid-November at South Asian University, New Delhi;
  2. Preparing an edition, bilingually, of ‘Bengali: Spoken and Written’ by Symacharan Ganguli (1838-1929), first published in Calcutta Review in 1877 and translated recently, as well as a rebuttal by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1938-1894) with Ganguli’s rejoinder. I am also writing a critical introduction to the debate for Occasional Papers in Theory, no. 2;
  3. Writing up an address on the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution for a conference at the Jahangirnagar University, Savar, in November 201             

Graduate Studies Scholarship: Mid-western Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)/International Development Agency Award (1986-1988).



1. Silence: On crimes of power (Dhaka: Samhati Publications, 2008)

বাংলাদেশ: জাতীয় অবস্থার চালচিত্র, ৩য় সংস্করণ (ঢাকা: বাংলায়ন, ২০০৩)

স্বাধীনতা ব্যবসায় (ঢাকা: আগামী প্রকাশনী, ২০১১) 

আহমদ ছফা সঞ্জীবনী (ঢাকা: আগামী প্রকাশনী, ২০১০)

আদমবোমা (ঢাকা: আগামী প্রকাশনী, ২০০৯)

আমি তুমি সে (ঢাকা: সংবেদ, ২০০৮)

সত্য, সাদ্দাম হোসেন ও স্রাজেরদৌলা, ২য় সংস্করণ (ঢাকা: আগামী প্রকাশনী, ২০১১)

ফ্রয়েড় পড়ার ভূমিকা, সম্পাদিত (ঢাকা: এশীয় শিল্প ও সংস্কৃতি সভা, ২০০৫)

বেহাত বিপ্লব: ১৯৭১, সম্পাদিত, ২য় সংস্করণ (ঢাকা: আগামী প্রকাশনী, ২০১০) ।

Journal Articles

‘Judiciary and the Republic,’ Stamford Journal of Law, no. 3, (July 2012), pp. 23-56

‘Leviathan and the Supreme Court: An essay on the “basic structure” doctrine,’ Stamford Journal of Law, no. 2 (March 2011)


‘Rule of Torture, Rites of Terror and the Mirror of Fascism: A further tribute to Frantz Fanon’, in Human Rights and Governance: Bangladesh, Md. Shariful Islam, ed., (Hong Kong: Asian Legal Resource Centre, 

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emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.