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Samia Huq


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Dr. Samia Huq is a research fellow at the Centre for Peace and Justice at BRAC University as well as an associate professor and interim dean of humanities and social sciences at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She obtained her Ph.D. from Brandeis University, where her research explored women’s religious discussion groups in urban Bangladesh. Her current research includes cultural activism of Bengali Muslims of East Pakistan and the impact of secondary secular and madrasa education on gendered norms and practices. Dr. Huq has worked on the Global Life Stories Project with Musawah: For Equality in the Muslim Family, and is one of Musawah’s global advocates. In addition, she coordinates the BRAC University-Georgetown University Speakers' Forum series on faith and development.

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