Ishita Akhter is serving as Assistant Professor in the Bangabandhu Institute of Comparative Literature & Culture, Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh since 2021. Prior to doing this, she worked as a research associate at the Bangladeshi NGO Nagorik Uddak from 2011 to 2012 and taught sociology and social work at Gono Bishwabidyalay from 2015 to 2017. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology from Jahangirnagar University. She also engages in administrative work as a member of the JU Sextual Harassment Complaint Committee in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities. Her primary areas of study include Cultural studies, gender issues, critical theory, identity crisis, migration, medical anthropology, and anthropology of development.
Cultural Studies, Critical theory & Identity Crisis, Gender Issues, Medical Anthropology.
JOURNAL PAPERProfessor Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Ishita Akther, Bringing Religion into Development: Revisiting the Key Conceptual Issues, Jahangirnagar review, 2020.
Professor Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Ishita Akther, Md Fazal Haque, A women without a husband is like a boat without a boatman: An Ethnographic Enquiry into the Contemporary Social Life of Gendered Bengali Proverbs., Jahangirnagar review, 13, 2019.
ইশিতা আখতার, বন্ধ্যাত্ব ও নারী শরীর উর্বরতা কেন্দ্রিক আধুনিক চিকিৎসা ব্যবস্থাপনায় লিঙ্গীয় বিভাজন, তুলনামূলক সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতি জার্নাল, ২, ২০১৯.
OTHERIshita Akther, Gender Relations and Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Production System, Context: Two villages in Bangladesh., June 2012 – 2016.
Ishita Akther, Research Assistant of Gender Advisor on Women in Urban Governance, SDLG (Strengthening Democratic Local Governance): USAID Project, CUS (Centre for Urban Studies)., November 2011 – July 2012.
Ishita Akther, : The Evaluation of Improvement of Poor People’s Livelihoods through Integrated Approach towards Ensuring Food and Disaster Management., UST (Unnayan Sohojogy Team)., September 2011 – 2012.
Ishita Akther, Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Bangladesh, Save The Children Sweden – Denmark., September 2010 – June 2011.
Ishita Akther, The Evaluation of Institutionalization of the Rights of Women Workers of the Rural Informal Labor Sector., AID (Action in Development)., February 2009 – March 2011.
|Course Code||Course Title||Semester/Year|
|CLC 407||Research Methodology||4th year|
|CLC 209||Practical study of Cultural Activities and Performances (Field Work-1)||2nd year|
|CLC 201||Introductory Concept of Culture and Cultural Studies||2nd year|
|CLC 105||Bangali, Bangabandhu, Bangladesh||1st year|
|CLC 102||Key concepts of culture||1st year|
Period: June 2015-Nov 2017
She was a faculty member of Sociology and Social Work at Gono Bishwabidyalay from 2015 to 2017. Where she has conducted varies courses such as Gender Studies, Feminist thoughts, Women and Developments, Family and Marriage Study of Sociology, Liberation War of Bangladesh, Group Social Work, Introduction to Anthropology, Marxist Sociology. She also Supervised Undergraduate level student’s research monograph and internship.