“I Had No Will to Live”: Rohingya Women Negotiating Gender, Home, and Belonging in Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps 

Research Talk Series, Fall 2020 

Speaker: Farhana Rahman, Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge Center for Gender Studies  

Produced by the Harvard University Asia Center 

Bio: Farhana Rahman is a Fellow at the Harvard University Asia Center, as well as a Cambridge International Trust Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Her research focuses on Rohingya refugee women’s narratives and everyday lived experiences after forced migration. She is also the co-founder of Silkpath Relief Organization (silkpathrelief.org)- a non-profit operating in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as in Afghanistan and Malaysia. Since 2014, she has been a consultant providing technical expertise and trainings for projects in Asia and Africa on gender equality, social policy, education, and human rights. In 2015, Farhana helped establish the first academic program in gender studies in Afghanistan, based at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, where she was also a lecturer. Her peer-reviewed articles and chapters are published in various journals and edited volumes, including the Journal of Refugee Studies, Feminist Review, and Journal of International Women’s Studies. 

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