Areas of Interest
Popular Culture (Music, Cinema, Fiction), Critical and Cultural Studies, Celebrity Studies, Health Communication, Urban Studies
Dr. Sumon Rahman joined ULAB in 2013 as Associate Professor of Media Studies and Journalism. He has more than 20 years’ teaching experience in diverse disciplines, namely, Philosophy, South Asian Studies and Media Studies in different institutions of Bangladesh and Singapore. He has been promoted as the Professor of Media Studies and Journalism in 2017 and concurrently appointed as the Director of the Office of Faculty Research.
Apart from teaching at ULAB, Dr Rahman has been involved in diverse institutions of home and abroad in different capacities. He works as Curriculum Planner, Curriculum Reviewer, Thesis Reviewer, Ethical Review Committee member at The University of Queensland, Australia, Bangladesh University Grants Commission, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzib Medical University (BSMMU), BRAC University, and Bangladesh University for Professionals (BUP), etc. His publications are well-cited, by renowned scholars both locally and globally.
Kānār Hātbāzār (Essays on city, popular culture and mass media). Dhaka: Duende Publications. 2011
Ceramicer Nijoswo Jhogra (Collection of poems)). Dhaka: Pathsutra Prokashoni. 2009
Jhijhit (Collection of poems). Dhaka: New Man Books. 1994
Niroporadh Ghum (Collection of short stories). Dhaka: Prothoma Prokashoni 2018
“Producing the Urban Poor in Dhaka: Ideological Warfare and Culture-clash in Music Videos”, Journal of Creative Communications, 8(1): 29-45. 2013
“Humayun Ahmed-er Himugiri” (The cultural politics of Himu in Humayun Ahmed’s novels), Alokito Bangladesh, special Eid issue. 2013
“Mûmurshu Chòti boi āār tār Bipònnò Nārirā” (The vanishing street-texts and the vulnerability of its female characters). Nari o Progoti. Dhaka: Bangladesh Nari Progoti Songstha. 2008
“Lost in care pathway: a qualitative investigation on the health system delay of extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh” (with Sarker, M. et al). BMC Health Services Research 17 (240). 2017
He regularly writes op-eds and literary pieces in several daily newspapers including Daily Prothom Alo, Daily Star, Daily Ittefaq, BD News 24, Bangla Tribune and Bonik Barta.