Department of World Religions and Culture
Md. Didarul Islam is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Leeds, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar.
He has been working on terrorism and counterterrorism for a long time and his research is largely based on empirical study.
His Doctoral study at the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds focuses on Framing Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policy.
" My doctoral research is about framing CVE policy; i.e. how states frame CVE policy in different political settings. Under CVE policy, both preventative and re-integrative measures are studied. Many countries including Western and non-western have started de-radicalisation projects with a view to reducing recidivism and a cognitive and behavioural change. To counter extremism, Bangladesh has also a conflated policy. But how do they frame this policy? How do practitioners and security officials understand the causes of extremism? How do they frame a policy to address those causes? In my thesis, I will try to understand how Bangladesh in particular frames CVE policy by interviewing the policy makers and practitioners.
Apart from Terrorism and counterterrorism studies, I have deep interest in Religion and Politics, Secularism, Global Development, and Refugee studies. As a faculty member of the University of Dhaka, I worked in a few projects on Terrorism and its causes in Bangladesh. In those studies, I argued that extremism is not only a socially constructed crisis in Bangladesh but rather a global crisis of terrorism giving rise to an extremist wave in Muslim countries like Bangladesh. In addition, I have completed a project on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis ." ...
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|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Masters||Religious Studies and Global Development||University of Leeds||United Kingdom||2017|
|Masters||World Religions and Culture||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2012|
|Bachelor||World Religions and Culture||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2011|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|PhD candidate||University of Leeds||UK||26, Sep 2019||Currently Working|
|Assistant Professor||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||27, Nov 2018||Currently Working|
|Lecturer||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||04, Aug 2014||26-11-2018|
|Moderator||Dhaka University Debating Society||Bangladesh||Currently Working|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Counter Terrorism (CVE Policy), De-radicalisation||
I have been working on Terrorism and Counterterrorism for a long time and my research is largely based on empirical study rather than being theoretical. I have specialised in terrorism and counterterrirism, secularism, religion and pilitics and Religion
|Terrorism, Radicalisation and Conflict||
I explore the causes of radicalization in different settings.
|Refugee, Forced Migration and Humanitarian Crisis||
I explore the causes of refugee crisis and how and why Forced Migration do occur in differnt geographical positions.
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|No project/research supervision is found|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|militancy||Why do People become militant in the name of Islam||UGC, BD||01-07-2016||31-07-2018||University of Dhaka|
|extremism||Religious Extremism in Bangladesh: Causes and effects||UGC, BD||01-07-2015||31-07-2016||University of Dhaka|
|No invited talk is found|
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||Center for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) , University of Leeds||Member||2021||2024|
Md. Didarul Islam : The nature of the Chinese engagement in African Development: A critical analysis, JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (JDA) , vol.6 , no.1 Africa Social Work Network (ASWNet) , pp.44-51 , 2021 .
Md. Didarul Islam : The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Development: A Critical Analysis, Philosophy and Progress , vol.63 , no.1-2 University of Dhaka , pp.81-108 , 2021 .
Md Didarul Islam : De-radicalisation of Terrorists: Theoretical Analysis and Case Studies, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses (CTTA) – Volume 11 Issue 05 , pp.6-12 , 2019 .
Md. Didarul Islam : The Philosophy of Guru Nanak: A Critical Analysis,, The Arts faculty Journal , vol.July 2013-June 2016 University of Dhaka , pp.110-131 , 2016 .
Md. Didarul Islam and Fazrin Huda : Religion and Politics: Bangladesh Perspective, International Journal of Management and Humanities (IJMH) , vol.2 , no.4 , 2016 .
Md Didarul Islam and Ayesha Siddika : Implications of the Rohingya Relocation from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, Bangladesh, International Migration Review (impact factor:2.9) Sage , 2021 .
Md. Didarul Islam : Understanding secularisation as indicating the process of the separation of the political and religious, The Arts Faculty Journal , vol.10 , no.14-15 Dhaka University , 2020 .
Md. Didarul islam : Exploring the causes of religious extremism in Bangladesh: A critical analysis, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.72 , no.1-2 Dhaka University , 2020 .
Md. Didarul Islam : Religious Freedom for the religious minorities in Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis of the insertion of state religion in the constitution, The Arts faculty Journal , vol.11 , no.16 University of Dhaka , 2022 .
|Local||Khaleda Monzoor i khuda Gold Medal||2014||Bangladesh||1st position both in Bachelor and MA|
|Local||The Deans Award||2014||Bangladesh||1st position both in Bachelor and MA|
|Local||The Provost Award||2013||Bangladesh||1st position both in Bachelor and MA|