PhD in Sociology, York University, Canada
Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Masters in Women’s Studies, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Masters in Public Administration, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6355
Office: NAC 908, North South University, Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
Dr. Ishrat Zakia Sultana is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at NSU. She received her PhD in Sociology from York University, Toronto, Canada, where she worked as a Reasearch Assistant and a Teaching Assistant for several years. Her research interests include refugees, citizenship, identity, children, gender, policy and governance, and Asia. Her doctoral research focuses on identity construction of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Ishrat holds an Honours and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later she received a Masters in Women’s Studies from the same institution, and an M.A. in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada. Before pursuing doctoral studies, Ishrat spent several years in the government and development sector of Bangladesh. She worked with FAO, UNDP and UNICEF Bangladesh, offering technical and strategic advice to the concerned government and development partners on empowerment of disadvantaged people that includes the coastal fishing communities, street children and children without parental care in Bangladesh. She also closely worked with the Ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh in designing and organizing training on proactive approaches to child friendly social work for the government and NGO personnel.
Ishrat loves reading, traveling, and meditation.