|10 May 2012||12:30pm - 2:00pm||CRASSH Meeting Room|
Professor Farid Ahamed (South Asian University, India):
My research adopts a novel approach focusing on both pre-post migration dynamics as a relatively separate study field. I will look into transformative effects of imagined futures ‘away from home’ in the context of the wider interconnections between globalisation and socio-cultural, political and economic transformations and examine how such imaginations transform notions of identity and belonging, livelihood strategies, citizenship and social commitment, health and well being of immigrants. I will analyse how such culturally embedded imaginations link up to local evaluations of human risk in the host country.
About Farid Ahamed
Professor Farid Ahamed has recently taken up a post at the South Asian University in Delhi and was previously at the faculty of Anthropology at Chittagong University, Bangladesh. With advanced academic trainings in Sociology (BSS and MSS, Chittagong University), Anthropology (MPhil, Cambridge University; PhD, London University, UK) and Post-doctoral fellowship in Geography, Durham University, UK. His areas of specialization rest primarily in narrative-based applied anthropological in-depth research on livelihood, globalization-driven adaptation, emerging crises and coping and survival strategies of diverse people and communities as well as ethnic dynamics and social change in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Some of his other fields of interest are anthropology of environmentalility, forest-dwelling peoples and marginality, anthropology and development, anthropology of public action and non-governmentality, material culture and waste economy, diaspora and migration, child labour, issues of adolescents, public health and bio-medical anthropology. As an action/development researcher my specialisation also includes participatory, evaluative, exploratory, explanatory and triangulation researches; as well as appraisal, assessments, evaluation and monitoring of action interventions.
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