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Dr. Julaikha Bente Hossain

Position
Senior Research Specialist and Affiliated faculty
Unit
Gender And Development Studies, Department of Development and Sustainability
QUALIFICATION
AREA OF EXPERTISE
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

PhD in Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Dissertation titled “Women Engineers in the Construction Industry: A comparative study in Bangladesh and Thailand” (2007)

Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Thesis titled “Gender Equality Issues in the Construction Industry in Greater district of Dhaka, Bangladesh” (1999)

Master of Science in Zoology, specialization in Fisheries from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (1992)

  • Gender and Development with emphasis on the policies and programs for Gender Equality, Women’s & Girl’s empowerment, Human rights issues and Violence against women & Girls
  • Gender Statistics and Social Research Methods
  • Justice, Laws and Human Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Rural Livelihoods, Climate Change and Disaster Responses
  • Gender-responsive budgeting
  • Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion & Sustainable Development
  • Gender Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Labor Migration, Trafficking and Human Security
  • Employment, Organizational Management and Development
  • Health and Reproductive Right
  1. Hossain, J. B. Pathways for Empowering Employment: Diversity and Challenges for Women Migrant Workers of Bangladesh, UN Women Publications, September 2018.
  2. Hossain, J. B. Gendered Organizational Culture in Asia, Taylor and Francis Publications, London (in progress).
  3. Hossain, J. B. “Gendered Organizational Culture: A Comparative Study in Bangladesh and Thailand”, in “Women’s Issues and Rights in the Developing World“, IGI Global Publications (September 2017).
  4. Hossain, J. B. “Re-thinking Personal Laws and Gender Justice from Bangladesh Perspective”, in “Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia”, NIAS Publications, Denmark (May 2015). Available at https://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1228447/FULLTEXT01.pdf
  5. Hossain, J. B. “Sexual Harassment on Academic Campus: Prevalence and Prevention Strategies in Bangladesh”, The International Journal of Human Rights (accepted; forth coming).
  6. Hossain, J. B. “Law and social change in a legal pluralistic society in Bangladesh and India”, The International Journal of Human Rights (submitted; forth coming).
  7. Hossain, J. B. “Networking with Norwegian Institutions: Re-visiting, Re-thinking Gender in Development”, Gender, Technology and Development (GTD), November 2009 13: 435-439.
  8. Hossain, J. B. and Kusakbe, K. “Sex segregation in construction organizations in Bangladesh and Thailand”, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Taylor and Francis Publications, London: Jul 2005. Vol.23, Issue. 6.
  9. Hossain, J. B. Book Review of Labor in Southeast Asia: Local Processes in a Globalize World, and Making Sense of Science: Understanding the Social Study of Science, published in Gender, Technology and Development (GTD), 2005, Vol.9, No.2.
  10. Hossain, J. B. Book Review of Women in Management: Current Research Issues Volume II; and Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work, published in Gender, Technology and Development (GTD) 2001, Vol.5, No.2.
  1. Ongoing project entitled Child marriage, Nutritional Status and Mental Health in Rural Bangladesh: Accelerating SDG Progress through Evidence and Local Action, supported by Development Design Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2018 – March 2022 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  2. Research project entitled “Capacity building for increasing economic opportunity through participation of women entrepreneurs in private sector”, supported by AIT and Women’s Empowerment Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh from August 2018 – February 2021 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  3. Research project entitled “Gender, Resilience and Development Program – A case study from Bangladesh”, supported by Development Design Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh from Jan 2017 – June 2019 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  4. Project entitled “Gender and Development – Capacity Building, Research, Publications and Networking Project”, supported by Development Design Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh from August 2015 – July 2018 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  5. Project entitled “Gender Technology and Development (GTD) Journal”, supported by Rockefeller Foundation from August 2012 – December 2016 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  6. Research project entitled “Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion: A case study from Bangladesh”, supported by Development Design Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 2013 – February 2015 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  7. Research project entitled “Constitutional Law and Gender Justice Revisited: A comparative study in Bangladesh and India” under umbrella project on “Re-visiting Gender in Development: Complex Inequalities in a Changing Asia”, supported by Research Council of Norway from March 2011 – September 2016 (Consortium Partner/Team Leader).
  8. NMFA funded project on “Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Asian Institute of Technology (AIT): GDS Component (Phase July 2011 – June 2015)” (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  9. Bangladesh Govt. funded project Gender and migration: Emerging trends and issues in Bangladeshfrom September 2012 – February 2014 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).
  10. AIT funded research project entitled “Tourism and female entrepreneurship in Thailand” from April 2012 – December 2014 (Team Leader/Principal Investigator).