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Dr. KAZI FAHMIDA FARZANA Associate Professor Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • International Studies

Research Interests:

  • International Studies


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in South Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. Master of Arts in International Relations, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan (IUJ), Japan. Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honors in International Relations, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Senior Lecturer, School of International Studies, COLGIS, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia. Academic Tutor, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Intern. Human Security and Environmental Programs, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan.
Research Grants & Academic Collaboration Lead Researcher: “The Dream’s Door: Managing Rohingya Refugee Children’s Education in Malaysia,” Case Study, Malaysian Ringgit 6000 funded by the Institute for Management and Business Research (IMBRe), November 2018-April 2019. Co-researcher: “Rohingya Journeys of Violence and Resilience in Bangladesh and its Neighbours: History and Contemporary Perspectives,” research collaboration with University College London (UCL), British Pound 18,900 funded by the British Academy, September 2018-December 2020. Co-researcher: “Securitization of Refugee Discourse: Empowering the Role of Civil Society as ‘Securitizing actor’ in the midst of Rohingya refugees influx in Malaysia” funded by FRGS-Malaysia (Malaysian National Grant), 01 July 2019-30 June 2021. Core member of Diversity Studies research project. From 31st May 2017 until present with Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. No funding.
Book ‎(2017) Memories of Burmese Rohingya Refugees: Contested Identity and ‎Belonging, New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan. ‎ Book Chapters ‎‎“State and Violence in Burma/Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis and its ‎Implication for South and Southeast Asia” in The Dynamics of ‎Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia, edited by Kazuya ‎Nakamizo, Tatsuro Fujikura, and Minoru Mio, New York: Routledge. ‎‎19 pages. SCOPUS publication. ‎ ‎"Rethinking Rights and Needs: The Everyday Life of Rohingya ‎Refugee Children in the Borderland" in Children and Violence: ‎Politics of Conflict in South Asia, edited by Bina D'Costa, India: ‎Cambridge University Press. 220-242. Peer-reviewed Chapter.‎ ‎"Life Along the Naff-Border: Identity-Politics of the Rohingya ‎Refugees in Bangladesh" in Myanmar’s Mountain and Maritime ‎Borderscapes: local practices, boundary-making and figured worlds ‎edited by Suu-Ann Oh, Singapore: ISEAS Press: 283-305. Peer-‎reviewed Chapter.‎ ‎“Identity Formation and Policies of Exclusion and the Ethnicisation ‎of ‘Minorities’ in Burma: A Comparative Study of Burmese Policies ‎towards the Rohingya, Karens and Shans” in Ethnic Relations: Issues ‎and Challenges, edited by Maya David (et al), Malaysia: Strategic ‎Information and Research Development Centre: 87-108. ‎ Peer-reviewed Journal Papers Haq, M.Z., Alam, A.S.A.F., Ayub, Z.A., & Farzana, K.F. (Nov. 2020) ‎‎“Reaching an Agreement for the Elimination of Child Labour from the ‎Supply Chains” in International Journal of Supply Chain ‎Management, 9(5): 1392-1402. Scopus-indexed journal.‎ Islam, R.; Abidin, I.S.Z.; Farzana, K.F., & Mia, M.S. (July 23, 2020) ‎‎“Impact of Industrial Revolution (IR) on International Business” in ‎International Journal of Management, 11(7): 399-414. Scopus-‎indexed journal.‎ Farzana, K., Pero, S. D., & Othman, M. F. (Feb.20, 2020) “The ‎Dream’s Door: Educational Marginalization of Rohingya Children in ‎Malaysia” in South Asian Journal of Business and Management ‎Cases, Online version available. Scopus-indexed journal.‎‎ Farzana, K., & Haq, M. Z. (Dec. 31, 2019) “The Diplomacy and ‎Politics of Neutrality for Malaysia” in Intellectual Discourse, ‎‎27(Special Issue): 783--798. Q2 & Scopus-indexed journal. ‎ Moniruzzaman, M., & Farzana, K. (Dec. 31, 2019) “Women’s Political ‎Participation in Central Asia” in Intellectual Discourse, 27(Special ‎Issue): 745--766. Q2 & Scopus-indexed journal. ‎ ‎"Refugee Camps: Fieldwork Strategies on the Bangladesh-Myanmar ‎Border," in The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol. 6 (Special ‎Issue) December 2018: 130-139. Academic Research Publishing ‎Group. ISSE (e) 2411-9458, ISSN(p): 2413-6670, Scopus-indexed ‎journal.‎ Moniruzzaman, M., & Farzana, K. (June 12, 2018) “Malaysia’ 14th ‎General Election: End of an epoch, and beginning of a new?” in ‎Intellectual Discourse, Vol. 26, No. 1: 207-228. ISSN 0128-4878 ‎‎(Print); ISSN 2289-5639 (Online) Scopus-indexed journal. ‎ ‎“Nationalism, Persecution and Repatriation of the Rohingya” in E-‎International Relations (E-IR), Open access website from the UK (reg. ‎number: 7511911), Vol.11, No. 4: 1-7 (April 5, 2018). ‎ ‎"Voices of the Burmese Rohingya Refugees: Everyday Politics of ‎Survival in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh" in Pertanika Journal of ‎Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH), Vol. 24, No. 1: 131-150. ‎ ISI & Scopus-indexed journal.‎ ‎"Boundaries in Shaping the Rohingya Identity and the Shifting Context ‎of Borderland Politics" in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. ‎‎15, No. 2: 292-314 (London School of Economics, London, UK). ‎Scopus-indexed journal.‎ ‎“Music and Artistic Artefacts: Symbols of Rohingya Identity and ‎Everyday Resistance in Borderlands,” in Austrian Journal of South-‎East Asian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2: 215-236, 2011. DOI ‎‎10.4232/10.ASEAS-4.2-2. Scopus-indexed journal.‎ ‎“An Artificial Minority: The Stateless Biharis in Bangladesh,” in ‎Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 29, No. 2: 223-236 (London: ‎Routledge). Scopus-indexed journal.‎ The Neglected Stateless Bihari Community in Bangladesh: Victims of ‎Political and Diplomatic Onslaught, Journal of Humanities & Social ‎Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN 1934-7227.
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