Chairperson

Founder Chairperson


Dr. Khandaker Mursheda Farhana graduated BSS (Hon’s) in Sociology; MSS in Sociology with thesis in Rajshahi University, Rajshahi Bangladesh. She obtained PhD in Sociology from Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), Rajshahi University, Rajshahi Bangladesh on rural urban migration in 2008. She has worked as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at University of Padua, Italy under Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) Scholarship on Illegal Migration and Trafficking of Adivasi Women and Children in Bangladesh.

She is the author of number research books namely ‘Socio-cultural Adjustment of Poor Migrants in Urban Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of Rajshahi City’ ; ‘Illegal Migration and Trafficking of Adivasi Women and Children: A Socio-anthropological Study of the Northern Region of Bangladesh’ and ‘Migration Laws, Policies and Economics in Europe: An Empirical Study of Legal Status, Remittances and Socio-economic Impacts in Rural Bangladeshi Households’ from Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. She is also the author of numerous of articles at the most impact factor international scientific journals with good citations:

Dr. Farhana has worked at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology as an Assistant professor in Sociology. Beside she was a Social Specialist of ‘Updating / Preparation of the Storm Water Drainage Master Plan for Dhaka City under the Dhaka Water Supply and Sanitation Project (DWSSP)’ under World Bank project. Her focal research interest are on human migration, trafficking, urbanization, rural social structure, women and gender related social issues. She has vast working experiences in the UK, Italy and Bangladesh, including intensive training received from the EU, UK and Asian region. She has rich experience to work with the indigenous community in the root level of Northern Bangladesh. In addition, strong management and organizational development skill with strong verbal and written communication ability which have been instrumented in my scientific works as a researcher, academician, facilitator, trainer and coordinator indifferent programs.

Presently, She is an Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

She is also the Executive Member of Researchers Consortium LLC, California, USA; Senior Member of International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC), Hong Kong; Member of American Sociological Association (USA), American Economic Association (USA); Regular member of World Academy of Young Scientists (WAYS), Budapest, Hungary; Member of Sociological Association, Department of sociology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Publications

Books

Book Chapter

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2023). Motivational factors of migration from Bangladesh to Italy. Routledge Handbook of South Asian Migrations, Edited by Ajaya K. Sahoo, Routledge, 1s Edition, 195-207. eBook ISBN9781003327363, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003327363

Policy Paper

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2024). Bangladesh’s Economic Vitality Owes in Part to Migration and Remittances. Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Washington, DC, USA.

Peer Review Journal Articles

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2023). Digital Financial Inclusion and Remittances: An Empirical Study on Bangladeshi Migrant Households. FinTech, 2(4), 680-697. https://doi.org/10.3390/fintech2040038

Mannan, K. A., Farhana, K. M., & Chowdhury, G. M. O. F. (2023). The New Fiscal Sociology: A Study of Universal Self-Assessment Taxpayers in Bangladesh. The Cost and Management, 51(1), 22-37.

Mannan, K. A., Farhana, K. M., & Chowdhury, G. M. O. F. (2021). Factors Influencing Income Tax E-filing: A Combined Theoretical Model Approach in Bangladesh. The Cost and Management, 49(6), 13-26.

Mannan, K. A., Farhana, K. M., & Chowdhury, G. M. O. F. (2021). Social Network and Tax Evasion: Theoretical Model and Empirical Evidence in Bangladesh. The Cost and Management, 49(2), 14-32.

Mannan, K. A., Farhana, K. M., & Chowdhury, G. M. O. F. (2020). Socio-economic Factors of Tax Compliance: An Empirical Study of Individual Taxpayers in the Dhaka Zones, Bangladesh. The Cost and Management, 48(5), 36-47.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Global Cross-Sectional Study. International Research Journal of Business and Social Science, 6(4), 1-23.

Mannan, K. A., Chowdhury, G. M. O. F., & Farhana, K. M. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Manpower Export: An Econometric Analysis of Survival Strategies of Recruiting Agencies in Bangladesh. The Cost and Management. 48(3), 25-34.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2020). Knowledge and perception towards Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) in Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Business and Social Science, 6(2), 76-87.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2020).The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Reality of Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing for the Returnee Migrants in Bangladesh. International Journal of Migration Research and Development, 6(1), 27-43.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2019). Socioeconomic impact of rural urban migration: A revisit of slum dwellers in northern region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Migration and Development, 5(3), 41-57.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2019). Challenges and adaptations for higher educational institutes towards SDGs goal: A web content analysis of public-private universities in Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Business and Social Science, 5(3), 35-47.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2018). Determinants of Regional Rural Urban Migration in Bangladesh: A Model Test on Marginal Segment in Rajshahi City. International Journal of Migration and Development, 4(3), 22-33.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2015). Determinants of remittances in rural Bangladesh: An econometric analysis of the educational attainments of the household members. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 4(1)2, 177-198.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K.M. (2015). An arithmetic analysis of Bangladeshi sending migrants stock and remittance per capita in Malaysia. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 4(10), 146-16.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2015). Household unit analysis of remittance determinants from Italy to Bangladesh: A study of Shariatpur District, Vogeshore Union. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 4(9), 159-173.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Socio-economic impact of remittances from Italy: An empirical study of rural household head relation to the migrant in Bangladesh. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(12), 17-29.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Micro determinants of international remittances: A household unit analysis of marital status of rural household members in Bangladesh. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 4(8), 47-61.

Mannan, K. A., Farhana, K. M., & Chowdhury, T. A. K. (2014). Rural Household Contribution to the Financial and Capital Market in Bangladesh: A Micro Level Study of Remittances from Italy. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(10), 112- 122.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Socio-economic impact of remittances in rural Bangladesh: A unit analysis of the age of household head. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 4(7), 100-118.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Rural household employment status and remittance inflows from Italy. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(9), 76-89.

Mannan, K.A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Legal status, remittances and socio-economic impacts on rural household in Bangladesh: An empirical study of Bangladeshi migrants in Italy. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(8), 52- 72.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Remittance Micro Determinants and Socioeconomic Impacts: A Household Unit Analysis of Gender Behaviour of Rural Household Head in Bangladesh. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(7), 81-93.

Farhana, K. M., Rahman, S. A., & Rahman, M. (2012). Factors of Migration in Urban Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of Poor Migrants in Rahshahi City. Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 9(1).

Farhana, K. M., Marchi, R. D., & Rahman, S. A. (2010). Surviving Pattern of Women and Children Migrants in Urban Bangladesh. Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 7(2).

Rahman, S. A., Farhana, K. M., Imtiaj, A., Wachira, S. W., Rahman, M. A., & Saha, S. (2010). Sustainable Forest Management for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry Options: Lesson from the Remote Uplands of Eastern Bangladesh. Academic Journal of Plant Sciences, 3(1), 11-18.

Rahman, S. A., Imam, M. H., Wachira, S. W., Farhana, K. M., Torres, B., & Kabir, D. M. H. (2008). Land Use Patterns and the Scale of Adoption of Agroforestry in the Rural Landscapes of Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 18, 193-207.

Rahman, S. A., Rahman, M. F., Codilan, A. L., & Farhana, K. M. (2007). Analysis of the Economic Benefits from Systematic Improvements to Shifting Cultivation and its Evolution towards Stable Continuous Agroforestry in the Upland of Eastern Bangladesh. International Forestry Review, 9(1), 536-547.

Rahman, S. A., Farhana, K. M., Imtiaj, A., & Rahman, A. H. M. M. (2007). Economic Evaluation of Multistrata Agroforestry System Practiced by Traditional Cultivators in Northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment and Development, 4(1), 61-72.

Naznin, T., Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2006). Situation of Women Among the Ethnic Minorities: An Anthropological Study of Oraon Community in Northern Bangladesh. Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 29, 123-128.

Farhana, K. M., & Rahman, S. A. (2005). Grehokorme Niojito Shishuder Ovibason O Ovijojoner Dharon’ (Nature of Migration and Adaptation of the Children Engaged in Household Labor). Samaj Nirikhon, Center for Social Studies, Bangladesh, 92, 39-49.

Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2005). Cost -benefit Analysis of Agriculture versus Agroforestry System in the High Barind Tract of Northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(1), 1-14.

Imtiaj, A., Rahman, S. A., Alam, S., Parvin, R., Farhana, K. M., Kimm, S. B., & Lee, T. S. (2005). Effect of Fungicides and Plant Extracts on the Conidial Germination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Causing Mango Anthracnose. Mycobiology, 33(4), 200-205.

Farhana, K. M., & Rahman, S. A. (2004). Gramin Nimnobitta Poribarer Jibonbabostha: Ekti Gram Vhithik Samikha’ (Life System of the Rural Lower Strata Families: A Village Based Survey). Samaj Nirikhon, Center for Social Studies, Bangladesh, 90, 36-48.

Conference Papers

Mannan, K.A., & Farhana, K.M. (2020). Migration, Diasporas, Remittances and the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh. International E-Conference on ‘Migration, Diasporas and Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies, Opportunities and Challenges’, Jointly Organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), New Delhi, India, Center for Research on North America (CISAN), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Manila, Philippines, Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM), Beirut, Lebanon are jointly organising an International E-Conference on “Migration, Diasporas and Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies, Opportunities and Challenges” 2-5 November 2020.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A (2018). Twenty-first century challenges and adaptation for higher educational institutes: A web content analysis of public-private universities in Bangladesh. on National Conference on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh: Educational Responses, Challenges and Possibilities, organized by IER-Dhaka University, 31 March – 01 April .

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2018). Socioeconomic impact of regional rural urban migration: A revisit of slum dwellers of Rajshahi City Corporation. National Seminar on Change, Continuity, And The Marginals In Bangladesh, ASHRAI Research and Training Centre (ARTC), Baya, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology (ISRAA), Rajshahi & Department of Anthropology, University of Rajshahi, January 05-06.

Farhana, K. M., & Mannan, K. A. (2014). Socio-economic life Styles of Adivasi (Indigenous) Women and Children in Northern Bangladesh. 3rd International Conference on Humanity, Culture and Society – ICHCS, December 17-18, in Las Vegas, USA.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2014). Remittance micro determinants and socioeconomic impacts: An empirical analysis of religious background of household. 3rd International Conference on Humanity, Culture and Society – ICHCS, December 17-18, in Las Vegas, USA.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M (2014).  Unit analysis of remittance determinants for the rural household head relation to migrant in rural Bangladesh. 3rd International Conference on Sociality and Humanities, ICOSH, 27th to 28th December, 2014 in Phuket Island, Thailand.

Mannan, K. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2015). Analysis of socio-economic impact of remittances on the basis of rural household head relation to the migrant. 2nd International Conference on Culture, Knowledge and Society, 17th to 18th January ICCKS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Working Papers

Rahman, S. A., Ghosh, L., Farhana, K. M., & Saha, S (2006). Agroforestry for Livelihood Security in Agrarian Landscapes of the Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh. International Conference on Environment, Livelihoods and Development in South Asia: Historical Probings in a Comparative Framework, 6-8 March 2006, University of Calcutta, India. p. 24.

Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M (2005). Creating Conditions for a Quantum Leap of Bio Diversity through Organic Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific. First DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference “Integrating Biodiversity Science for Human Well Being”, 9-12 November 2005, Oaxaca, Mexico. p. 186.

Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2005). Cost-benefit Analysis of Agriculture Versus Agroforestry System in the High Barind Tract of Northern Bangladesh. MSA Golden Jubilee & ASM 10th Anniversary International Congress (ISC) “Science for Humanity”, 3-6 August 2005, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. p. 108-109.

Imtiaj, A., Rahman, S. A., Alam, S., Parvin, R., Farhana, K. M., Kim, S. B., & Lee, T. S. (2005). Effect of Fungicides and Plant Extracts on the Conidial Germination of Mango Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Conference of Korean Society of Plant Pathology, 20-21 October 2005, National Instrumentation Centre for Environmental Management (NICEM), Seoul National University, Korea. P. 191-192.

Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2005). Sustainable Agriculture for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry Initiatives: Bangladesh Experience. International Conference on Agricultural Research for Development: European Responses to Changing Global Needs, 27-29 April 2005, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. p. 11.

Rahman, S. A., & Farhana, K. M. (2004). Influence of Agroforestry on Poverty Reduction: Bangladesh Perspective. 1st World Congress of Agroforestry- Working Together for Sustainable Land use Systems, 27th June – 02 July 2004, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida, USA. p.83.