After the initial training in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mohammad Tareq Hasan pursued M.Phil. in Anthropology of Development (2014) and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology (2018) from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship (2021) at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University, the Netherlands. Besides teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Dr. Hasan’s research revolves around anthropology of work, state formation, political economy, and egalitarianism. He focuses on the transnational interactions and flows of people, capital, and value(s), to understand, firstly, the politics of control that the global capital and policies dictate on frontier economies and, secondly, the simultaneous transformation of the value regimes. He documented the transforming labor pattern in Bangladesh—centering on the Ready-made Garment (RMG) industry and digital platform work. He also researched the changing economy and agrarian transformation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh. Dr. Hasan’s recently authored book is “Everyday Life of Ready-made Garment Kormi in Bangladesh: An Ethnography of Neoliberalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). The book traces and analyzes the transforming conceptions of labor, money, autonomy, kinship, solidarity, discipline, etc., in Bangladesh within the broader frameworks of capitalism, neoliberalism, and the state.Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Social Anthropology||University of Bergen||Norway||2018|
|M.Phil.||Anthropology of Development||University of Bergen||Norway||2014|
|Masters||Anthropology||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2008|
|Bachelor||Anthropology||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2007|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Associate Professor||University of Dhaka||Department of Anthropology||31, Jan 2023||Currently Working|
|Assistant Professor||University of Dhaka||Department of Anthropology||17, May 2018||30-01-2023|
|Lecturer||University of Dhaka||Department of Anthropology||18, Feb 2013||16-05-2018|
|Senior Research Executive||The Nielsen Company (Bangladesh) Ltd.||Social Research||26, Aug 2010||30-07-2012|
|Project Associate||Unnayan Onneshan - The Innovators (Centre for Research and Action on Development)||Social Policy Unit||01, Dec 2009||24-08-2010|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of Political Economy; Anthropology of Work; Anthropology of Labour||My research interest revolves around changes in work and labour patterns in the garment industry in Bangladesh. I seek to understand and write about conceptions of labour, money, autonomy, kinship, solidarity, discipline, etc. within broader framework of capitalism, value and work. I think, in understanding different concepts of capitalism, labour or work in places as Bangladesh and South Asia we must not take for granted their Euro-American connotations or as universal categories.|
|Egalitarianism||Egalitarianism is the idea of becoming free from any sort of structure towards equality and equity. It is not that human could break free from all the socio-economic, cultural, religious or political institutions, structure and practices at ones rather I believe, ‘strive towards change’ is the essence of Egalitarianism. My work is on changes in work and labour pattern and the potential of Egalitarianism and change.|
|Social Marginalization and the Production of Inequalities||In the milieu of the global development and state' formation of Bangladesh, the ethnic minority people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are in a situation of economic transition and marginalization. My research interest is to explore the ways Bangladesh state's persistence to build Bangalee and Bangladeshi nation and its commitment to develop the country socio-economically (formulated and funded by the international development agencies) has led the state's encroachment of the CHT which were beyond direct state control for most of its history. During my ethnographic fieldwork in Rangamati and Bandarban of CHT, I found that with the expansion of the state space there has been a mutation of citizenship for the ethnic minority groups, where their rights and access to land and forests are being limited (and sometimes denied) through government actions and policies.|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
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|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Ph.D. Thesis||Industry, Work, and Capitalism in Bangladesh: An Ethnography of Neoliberalism||Fredrik Barth – Sutasoma/University of Bergen Fellowship in Social Anthropology, Meltzer Research Fund, and ERC Advanced Grant project ‘Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons’ (project code 340673) running from 2014 to 2019 and led by Bruce Kapferer at the University of Bergen||03-08-2015||31-07-2018|
|M.Phil. Thesis||Dispossession and Ethnic Identity in Expanding State Space of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh||Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund and Meltzer Research Fund||01-08-2012||19-06-2014|
|Master's Thesis||An Anthropological Study on Impact of the “SIDR” on the Ethnic Communities of Coastal Region in Bangladesh||01-07-2007||29-05-2008|
|Bachelor Monograph||Caring and Curing: An Anthropological Insight into Self-care||02-07-2006||30-05-2007|
|No invited talk is found|
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Mohammad Tareq Hasan Everyday Life of Ready-made Garment Kormi in Bangladesh: An Ethnography of Neoliberalism. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan and Shaila Sharmeen : Making of a capitalist frontier: tobacco cultivation and changing agrarian relations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Asian Anthropology (impact factor:1.06) , vol.22 , no.4 Taylor & Francis , pp.255-274 , 2023 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Thinking through ethnographies: Making sense of societies in transition, Anthropology and Humanism , vol.(Early view) Society for Humanistic Anthropology, American Anthropological Association , pp.1-14 , 2023 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh by Lamia Karim Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2022. 272 pp., American Anthropologist , vol.125 , no.2 American Anthropological Association , pp.460-461 , 2023 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Model Citizens in Bangladesh: The Joggo Nari and the Paradoxes of Egalitarian Life, Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology , vol.66 , no.3 Berghahn Journals , pp.126-146 , 2022 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Ontologies of a Pandemic: Polarisations Exposed by COVID-19 in Bangladesh, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (impact factor:0.718 ) , vol.45 , no.3 South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) , pp.543-559 , 2021 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Pandemic and the Realm of “Unreason” in Bangladesh, Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies , vol.Special issue , no.Articulations of a Pandemic SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network , pp.87-96 , 2020 .
Hasan Muhammad Baniamin, Mizanur Rahman and Mohammad Tareq Hasan : The COVID-19 Pandemic: Why are Some Countries Coping More Successfully than Others?, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration , vol.42 , no.3 , pp.153-169 , 2020 .
Shaila Sharmeen, Mohammad Tareq Hasan and S. M. Arif Mahmud : Graduated Sovereignty Vis-a-Vis Aspirations: Education for the Adivasi and Cultural Politics in the Barind Region of Bangladesh, Social Science Review , vol.37 , no.2 , pp.1-26 , 2020 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Changing Gender Norms in Bangladesh: From Social Reforms in Colonial Times to the Post-Independence Collisions of Developmentalism, NGOs, and Piety, Social Science Review , vol.37 , no.1 , pp.93-116 , 2020 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : 'Nomadic Identity’: Evidences From Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, Man and Culture , vol.4 , no.2 , pp.69-83 , 2019 .
Mizanur Rahman and Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Emotional Violence’ against Women in Public Sphere of Bangladesh: Youth Narratives and Policy Options, South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance , pp.87-108 , 2018 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Moral Economy of Female Garment Workers: The Relevance of the History of Inequalities of Class and Gender in Rural East Bengal/Bangladesh from 1947 to the Present, Social Science Review , vol.35 , no.2 , pp.135-155 , 2018 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Government Policies and the Genesis of Dispossession, Inequality and Marginalization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, International Journal of Arts & Sciences , pp.81-104 , 2014 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : Cyclones and the Rakhains: Indigenous Perception, Prediction and Survival Strategies, Grassroots Voice: An Journal of Indigenous Knowledge and Development , pp.6-15 , 2010 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan : The paradoxes of (in)equality and in(ex)clusion: “Negation” in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, , Forthcoming .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan "The Economic Frontiers and Minority Construction: The Case of the Khyang of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh." Proceedings of 9th International Academic Conference , pp. 458 - 474. Istanbul, Turkey: International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, 2014 .
Mohammad Tareq Hasan "Understanding Formation of Identities: The Case of the Khyang in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh." Conference of International Journal of Arts and Sciences , pp. 259-265. Vienna, Austria: The International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), 2014 .
|Local||Dean's Award||2007||Bangladesh||Conferred for securing 1st position in the First Class in BSS (Hons) in Anthropology, session 2003-04. Awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka|