Akbar Hussain Ph. D.
Akbar Hussain Ph. D. Professor, Department of Anthropology

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Akbar Hussain completed his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Tsukuba, Japan (2001). Prior to that, he completed his BSS Honours and MSS degree from the Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University (1990). He was the Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and conducted research as Post-doctoral Fellow, He was engaged in Advanced Research at York University, Canada. 

Akbar Hussain joined the Department in 1993 as Lecturer and became Professor in 2007. He taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Tsukuba in 2005-09.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Environment, Development, Health, Social and Cultural Issues

JOURNAL PAPER

Akbar Hussain (Co-author), Community Resilience to Disaster Risks Management: a study on Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods, Journal of Anthropology, 26, pp.79-92,
Akbar Hussain, Kinship and Rural Power Structure, Journal of Social Development, 1, pp.7-26, 1993.
Akbar Hussain, Rural Power Structure: Sources of Power, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 3, pp.93-112, 1993.
Akbar Hussain, Fieldwork: Contemporary Questions, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 4, pp.36-53, 199.
Akbar Hussain, Anthropological Approach to the Study of Natural Disasters, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 6, pp.67-85,
Akbar Hussain, Leadership Pattern and Its Forms in Hazardous Conditions, Asian Studies, 20, pp.86-94, 2001.
Akbar Hussain, Environmental Crisis: Causes and Considerations, Geography Journal, (Bhugol Patrika), 20, pp.71-80, 2002.
Akbar Hussain, Application of Geographic Information System in Anthropology and Archaeology, Archaeology (Prathnatathva), 8, pp.96-104, 2002.
Akbar Hussain, Political Anthropology: Issues and Approaches, Asian Studies, 21, pp.75-80, 2002.
Akbar Hussain, Fishing in a Coastal Zone in Bangladesh: Perspectives of Economic Anthropology, Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 13, 1, pp.31-44, 2002.
Akbar Hussain, Religion in the Political Process in Context of Bangladesh: A Historiographic Account, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 11, pp.165-180, 2006.
Akbar Hussain, The Study of the Fishers and Fishing Community: Perspectives from Anthropology, The Jahangirnagar Review (Social Science), 29, pp.97-107, 2006.
Akbar Hussain, Gonojagaron Moncha’(Mass Movement Platform): A Platform for the Spirit of Liberation War, Samaj Nirikkhon, pp.63-82, 2013.
Akbar Hussain, 'We Lost Our Beloved' - Family Narratives on COVID 19 Deaths in Dhaka, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 25, pp.67-92, 2020.
Akbar Hussain, Development: Looking from the Lens of Theory, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 14, pp.65-86,
Akbar Hussain, Survivors of COVID 19: Micro-ethnography of the Coronavirus Recovery Process, The Jahangirnagar Review (Social Science), 44, pp.197-212, 2020.
Akbar Hussain, Pandemic, Lockdown and Nature's Revival: An Overview of Ecological-anthropological Perspective, The Jahangirnagar Review (Social Science), 43, pp.355-370, 2019.
Akbar Hussain, Living in the High-rise Flats and Apartments in Dhaka City, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 15, pp.131-148, 2010.
Akbar Hussain, Human Environment Relationship: Anthropological Theoretical Perspective, The Jahangirnagar Review (Social Science), 25, 2002.
Akbar Hussain, Disaster Subculture: A Study of Survival in a Coastal Village in Bangladesh, Yakara: Studies in Ethnology, 30, pp.1-17, 1999.
Akbar Hussain, Ecological Economy of a Coastal Island in Bangladesh, Journal of Anthropology (Nrvijnana Patrika), 8, pp.57-80, 2003.

BOOK CHAPTER

Akbar Hussain, Ecological Anthropology:Historical Development and Issues, Society, Health and Body: Essays in Contemporary Anthropology, ( Edited by Nurul Alam), pp.146-68, 2003.

Teaching

Course Code Course Title Semester/Year
Anth 601 Advanced Theories in Anthropology 2019-20, 2020-21
Anth 402 Applied Anthropology 2020-21 to 2021-2022

Academic Info

Institute: BSS (Honours), Jahangirnagar University
Period: 1989

Institute: MSS, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Period: 1990

Institute: Advanced Courses in Economics and Quantitative Techniques, (M. Phil. Equivalent), BIDS (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies)
Period: 1993

Institute: MA, The University of Tsukuba, Japan
Period: 1998

Institute: Ph.D. , The University of Tsukuba, Japan
Period: 2001

Institute: JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Post-doctoral Fellow,
Period: 2003-05

Institute: Advanced Researcher / Post-doctoral Fellow, York University, Canada
Period: 2011-13

Experience

Organization: York University, Canada
Position: Researcher
Period: 2010-2015
Organization: The University of Tsukuba, Japan
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Period: 2005-2009
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: 1993-1996
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: 1996-2003
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: 2003-2007
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: 2007-

Activity

Organization: Jahangirnagar University, Faculty of Social Sciences
Position: Dean (Acting)
Period: 16th January, 2022 onward
Organization: Jahangirnagar University, Department of Anthropology
Position: Chairman
Period: 2007-2010

Contact

Akbar Hussain Ph. D.

Professor
Department of Anthropology
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: akbarju@juniv.edu