Juwel Rana

House No: 23/24, Flat No: 2/A Block- C, Tajmahal Road,

Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Cell: (+88) 01737220627

Email: juwelrana@sayrid.org; juwelranasoc@gmail.com

 

Research Interests

Health & Illness, Labor Welfare, Migrant Labor, Development, Social Inequality, Neoliberalism, Crime, Symbolic Interactionism, Internet, Critical Theories, Political Sociology and Quantitative Method.

Current Position

Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Sociology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur

Executive Director, South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development (SAYRID), Dhaka

Regional Editor, Bangladesh, Global Dialogue, A Quarterly of International Sociological Association (ISA)

Managing Editor, South Asian Journal of Social Sciences (SAJSS), Bangladesh

Managing Editor, Verstehen, a magazine of SAYRID

Member, Board of Directors, Youth Club of Bangladesh (YCB), Dhaka

Reviewer, Family Medicine & Primary Care Review-journal of The Polish Academy of Family Medicine

Education

2012    Masters of Social Sciences in Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

CGPA 3.81 (4.00), U.S. Equivalency by WES: GPA-3.97 (4.00), Position: Second

M.S.S. Thesis: A Study on Labor Welfare Center and Its Implications for Workers Welfare in Bangladesh supervised by Professor Dr. Monirul Islam Khan and funded by the Bangladesh

Institute of Labor Studies –BILS.

Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative

2011    Bachelors of Social Sciences (honors) in Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

CGPA 3.56 (4.00), U.S. Equivalency by WES: GPA-3.70 (4.00), Position: Fourth

Advanced Research Monograph: Impact of Cartoon Network on Children in the Middle Class Families of Dhaka City supervised by Professor Dr. Zeenat Huda Wahid.

Methods: Qualitative

2007     Higher Secondary Certificate, GPA 4.80 (5.00), Rajshahi board, Humanities

2005     Secondary School Certificate, GPA-3.94 (5.00), Rajshahi board, Humanities

Language Proficiency Test

IELTS Paper Based, Overall Score-6.5: Reading 7.0, Listening 7.5, Speaking 6.0, and Writing 6.0

Publication

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Juwel Rana, Shahriar Khandaker, Toufica Sultana and Sifat-E- Sultana (2016). “Role of Mass Media in Determining Knowledge and Perception of HIV/AIDS among Women in Bangladesh” (In Progress).

Juwel Rana, Kanchan Kumar Sen and Toufica Sultana (2016). “Social and Behavioral Factors Associated with Induced Abortion among Young Women in Bangladesh” (Under Review). 

Juwel Rana and U.S. Rokeya Akhter (2016). “Effects of Cooking Fuels on Childhood Morbidity in Bangladesh between 2007 and 2014” (Under Review). 

Juwel Rana (2016). “Social Determinants of Awareness and Behavior regarding STD and HIV/AIDS among Ever Married Women in Bangladesh”, Family Medicine & Primary Care Review; Vol. 18 (4): (Forthcoming).

Shahriar Khandaker and Juwel Rana (2016). “Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Campaigns Using Health Shock Appeals among Male University Students in Western Australia”, Family Medicine & Primary Care Review; Vol. 18 (3): 253–261.

Juwel Rana (2016). সামাজিক বিজ্ঞান চর্চার ভিত নির্মাণকারী- অধ্যাপক বোরহানউদ্দিন খান জাহাঙ্গীর (The Founder Scholar of Social Studies in Bangladesh-Professor Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir), The Journal of Social Studies (In Bengali) (January-March 2016), (136). Special Issue on the 80th Birthday of Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir.

Juwel Rana (2015). “Cartoon Dynamics and Its Impact on Middle Class Children: An Analysis on the Perception of Parents and Children in Dhaka City”, The Journal of social studies (October-December) (148):78-100.

Book Chapter

Juwel Rana (2016). “Social Learning and Governance”, in Ali Farazmand (eds). Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer (In Progress).

Working Paper

ARM Mehrab Ali, Md. Ohidujjaman Moin & Juwel Rana (2016). “Role of Problem-oriented Proactive Policing in Preventing Crime in Bangladesh: A Study on Dhaka District Police”, Dhaka District Police, Bangladesh. 

Audio Book 

Esha, Amit, Raheen, Nandita, Apurbo, Mehedi, Juwel, Sufian, Rana, Tithi and Nazu, (2015). A Reading of Short Stories by Sharatchandra Chattapaddhay, Swarnali Publishers: Dhaka.

Translation 

Habibul Haque Khondker, Hasan Mahmud, Juwel Rana, US Rokeya Akhter, Toufica Sultana, Asif Bin Ali, Khairun Nahar and Eashrat Jahan Eyemoon (2016). Global Dialogue, Vol. 6 (3) translated into Bengali.

Habibul Haque Khondker, Bangabandhu: A Personal Portrait (article published in the Daily Star Special Issue) translated into Bengali by Juwel Rana and K.N. Ipsita.

Habibul Haque Khondker, The Spatiality of Livelihoods: Negotiations of Access to Public Space in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Book review published in The Urban Studies Journal of Sage) translated into Bengali by Juwel Rana.

Public Sociology 

“End the silence: We need to talk about sexual harassment” Opinion Editorial, Dhaka Tribune, October 4, 2016.

Why do people not quit tobacco smoking?” Opinion Editorial, The Daily Star (Star Weekend), June 3, 2016.

Why don’t people quit tobacco use?” Opinion Editorial, The Daily Observer, May 31, 2016.

“Social inclusion of disabled mandatory for sustainable development”, The Bangladesh Today, December 2, 2014H1.

সাংস্কৃতিক ব্যবধানই প্রতিক্রিয়াশীলতার জন্য দায়ী (Cultural lag is responsible for the reactionary attitude)”, Opinion, The Bangladesh Today (Bengali Version), August, 2015.

“Disability, Technology and Sustainable Development: A Socio-cultural Interpretation”, Opinion Editorial, Disabled World, December 2, 2014

Scholarship, Grants, and Award

RC09 ISA Travel Grants to attend the forthcoming ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, Austria, July 2016.

Freedom Fighter Sheikh Kamal Scholarship at two consecutive semesters in the postgraduate level, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, 2011-2012.

Dhaka University Merit Scholarship at two consecutive semesters in the postgraduate level, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, 2011-2012. 

MSS Thesis Grants Scholarship on “A study on Labor Welfare Center and its implications for workers in Bangladesh” from Bangladesh Institute of Labor Studies (BILS), 2013. 

Education Board Merit Scholarship at eight consecutive semesters in the undergraduate level and two semesters in the graduate level from Rajshahi Education Board, Bangladesh, 2007-2012.

Structural Engineers Ltd. Charitable Foundation Merit scholarship at eight consecutive semesters in the undergraduate level and two semesters in the graduate level from the Structural Engineers Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2008-2013.

Exim Bank Merit Scholarship Award as Exim Scholar at eight consecutive semesters in the undergraduate level and two semesters in the graduate level from the Export Import Bank of Bangladesh (Exim Bank), 2008-2013.

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty (January 2016-Present)

Department of Sociology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur

Courses Taught: Introduction to Sociology (SOC 223), Social Psychology (SOC 202) & Rural Sociology (SOC 111)

Adjunct Faculty (January 2015-January 2016)

Department of Social Relations, East West University (EWU), Dhaka 1212

Courses Taught: Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101), Industrial Sociology (SOC 209), Contemporary Sociological Theories (407) and Social Problem Analysis (304)

Lecturer of Sociology (May 2014-December 2014)

Dhaka International University (DIU) 66 Green Road, Dhaka-1217

Courses Taught: History of Modern Western Social Thought (SOC 108), Society and Economy of

Bangladesh (SOC 214), Social History (324), Contemporary Social Psychology (326), Contemporary

Sociological Theories (327), Demographic and Economic Development (328) and Political

Development in Bangladesh (438).

Research Experience

Executive Director (January 2014-Present)

South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development (SAYRID), H-23/24, Block-C, Tajmahal Road,

Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207.

Chief Coordinator & Instructor (March 2015-Present)

Youth Club of Bangladesh SAYRID Fellowship in Social Research 2016

Research Assistant to Habibul Khondker, Professor, Zayed University (May 2016-Present)

Best Practices in Labor Recruitment for Employment in the Gulf Countries: A Case Study of Recruitment

of Domestic Workers from Bangladesh and Indonesia funded by the Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Co-Researcher with Habibul Khondker, Professor, Zayed University (July 2016-Present)

Harassment of Women in Bangladesh: An Online Study funded by SAYRID.

Principal Investigator (January 2016-Present)

Effect of Cooking Fuels on the Women and Children Health: A Case-ControlStudy in Two Villages, a project of South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development

Co-Researcher with ARM Mehrab Ali and Md. Ohidujjaman Moin (June 2015-December 2015)

Role of Problem-oriented Proactive Policing in Preventing Crime in Bangladesh: A Study on Dhaka District Police”, funded by Dhaka District Police, Bangladesh.

Principal Investigator (June 2015-December 2015)

Occupational Health Status of the Industrial Workers: A Sociological Study in the Selected Industrials Areas in Dhaka, a project of South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development

Principal Investigator (January 2015-June 2015)

Social Media and Higher Education in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study on Dhaka and East West University, a project of South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development

Principal Investigator (June 2014-June 2015)

Time Use Pattern of Students in the Selected Public and Private Universities in Dhaka, a project of South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development

Researcher and Coordinator to NHK World Television, Japan’s Public Broadcaster (3-4 July 2016)

Investigative Report Preparing on Gulshan Hostage Crisis, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1 July 2016

Research Assistant to Moonmoon Huq (January 2014-June 2014)

MPhil Thesis Project: Risk factors of Diabetes among Selected Urban People, Institute of Food & Nutrition, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Associate (December 2013-February 2014)

Court User Survey on the Services Provided by Two District Courts in Comilla and Pabna, Justice Sector Facility Project funded by UNDP.

Research Associate (September 2013-November 2013)

Waste management process at Thakurgaon Municipal funded by The Ministry of LGRD, Bangladesh.

Independent Researcher: Internship for 3 months (March 2013 – August 2013)

Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies-BILS, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209.

M.S.S. Thesis-studied Labor Welfare Center and Its Implications for Workers Welfare in Selected Areas

in Dhaka (June 2012-January 2013)

B.S.S. Advanced Research Monograph-examined the Impact of Cartoon Network on Children in the

Middle Class Families of Dhaka City (2011)

Research Assistant to Bentul Mawa (January 2012-June 2012)

PhD Dissertation Project: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Status of Garments Workers in Bangladesh, Under the University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Research Assistant to US Rokeya Akhter (June 2011-December 2011)

PhD Dissertation Project: Language Culture and Schooling, A Sociological Study of Secondary Schools in Bangladesh, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Monitoring & Evaluation Volunteer: Payment Based (November 2010 – June 2011)

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) with the World Bank funded project “Promoting Better Infant and Child Feeding Practices in the   Slums through Performance Based Payment Program”. 

Nutrition Volunteer (October 31, 2010)

At the Shat Tala slum nutrition fair supporting the “Promoting Better Infant and Child Feeding Practices in the Slums through Performance Based Payment Program, ICDDR, B.

Non-academic Employment

(April 2014-May 2014) Management Trainee Officer, Exim Bank Limited, Dhaka

(March, 2014-April 2014) Sub-editor, Yournewsbd.com, 2 Dilu Road, Mogbazar, Dhaka

Presentation in Academic Conference and Seminar

Keynote Speech 

Juwel Rana, Keynote Speaker (2015). “Youth and Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Social Change in Bangladesh”, National Seminar on Youth and Social Entrepreneurship, Bangladesh.

Conference Proceeding and Seminar 

Khandaker and Juwel Rana (22-23 January, 2016). “Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh”, (ISBN: 978-0-9945261-2-0), Proceedings of The First International Multidisciplinary Conference on Sustainable Development, Bangladesh. 

Juwel Rana (18-19 December, 2015). “Discrepancies in the Policies and Implementation of Labor Welfare Center Regarding Labor Welfare in Bangladesh”, The Insearch 2015 Conference, Bangladesh.

Juwel Rana and Toufica Sultana (10-12 December 2015).  “Ibn Khaldun’s Theory of Social Change: A Comparison with Western Social Thoughts”, 3rd Biruni International Conference, Bangladesh.

Shahriar Khandaker and Juwel Rana (31st October to 2nd November, 2015). “Using Social Media in Higher Education: A Case of Bangladesh (ISBN-976-81-88681-10-5”, The International Conference on Innovating Education in Asia, Delhi University, India.

Juwel Rana and Shahriar Khandaker (31st October to 2nd November, 2015). “Challenges of ICT in Higher Education: A Comparison of Uses and Perception among Students in a Public and Private University in Bangladesh (ISBN-976-81-88681-10-5)”, The International Conference on Innovating Education in Asia, Delhi University, India.

Juwel Rana and Masum Billah, “Neoliberal Policy, Wage Inequality and Poverty in Bangladesh” ID: GCBSS-00268 in Global Conference on Business and Social Science (GCBSS) held on 15th and 16th December 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Juwel Rana “An Anatomy of Rana Plaza Tragedy as an Industrial Calamity in Bangladesh” at the 13th International Conference of Management and Behavioral Sciences (organized by SMBS- India & Canada) held on November 22-23, 2014 at Hotel LeGrand, Haridwar (UK), India.

Poster Presentation

Juwel Rana and Toufica Sultana, 3rd Best Paper Award, (2015). “Health Services of Labor Welfare Center (LWC) and Status of Worker’s Health in Dhaka”, The Universal Health Coverage: A Policy & Solutions Conference, Bangladesh.

Juwel Rana, “Awareness and Behavior Regarding HIV/ AIDS among Ever Married Women: A Case of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal (Abstract Number: ICAAP-1136)” The 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP12) held on 11-14 March, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Plenary Addresses and Public Lecture 

Delivered speech as Panel Speaker in a Seminar entitled “The Rise of Religious Intolerance in Bangladesh: Current Experiences” organized by South Asia Speak: A Forum for Dialogical Explorations of the South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, India, on 4th November 2015 at SAU Campus.

Addressed a public lecture as a designated speaker on “May Day & the Struggle for a Humane World (Bengali)” on the occasion of May Day organized by Bangladesh Study Forum (BDSF) on 1st May, 2015 in DUCSU, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Talked as discussant in a round table discussion titledUS Presidential Election and Democracy for good governance: From the experiences of US Presidential Election 2013” organized by the American Center, American Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Leadership

(June 2016 to Present) Convener International Conference on Envisioning Our Common Future 2016

hosted by the Bangladesh Study Forum and South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development

scheduled to be held on December 22-23 at the University of Dhaka.

(January 2014) Founder South Asian Youth Research Institute for Development (SAYRID), a network of South Asian Academics and Researchers

(December 2014-Present) Member, Board of Directors, Youth Club of Bangladesh

(December 2015) Set Up South Asian Journal of Social Sciences (SAJSS), a publication of SAYRID.

(October 2016) Set Up Verstehen, a magazine of SAYRID.

(December 14, 2014) One of the Founders, Bangladesh Study Forum (BDSF), a dialogical forum in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Advanced Research Monograph Supervised

Dhaka International University, Department of Sociology, B.S.S. (Hons.)

Md. Maidul Islam: “Unhealthy Sanitation System and Its Effects on Health of Slum Dwellers in Mirpur Area, Dhaka”

Sanjida Yesmin: “Unsafe Drinking Water and Its Adverse Health Effects on Human in Selected Slums, Dhaka”

Md. Ataur Rahman: “A Sociological Study on the Hazardous Child Labor in the Selected Areas of Brahmanbaria District”

Shahnaz Pervin: “Socioeconomic Impacts of Remittance Flow in Marshia Village, Jessore District”

Shibly Khanam: “Role of Rural Women in Using Contraceptives: A Sociological Study on the Selected Villages in Patuakhali District”

Shubhra Kanti Roy: “Problems and Prospects of Santals: A Sociological Study at the Selected Villages in Dinajpur District”

Mamoly Khanam: “Influence of Indian Culture on the Bangladeshi Youth: A Sociological Study on the Selected Areas in Dhaka”

Training and Workshop Facilitation 

Facilitated a day long training session on “Project Management and Research” and enlightened participants regarding social research, research designs, research tools development and report writing techniques. It was organized by SAYRID and YCB on 27th November 2015 with donor agencies.

Online Courses

Passed 6 Weeks (20 Oct to 30 Nov 2015) Author AID Course in “Research Writing”.

Participated in 6 Weeks (7 March-11 April 2016) course on “Occupational Health in Developing Countries” organized by the University of Bergen and achieved average score 72% in the final test.

Training and Workshop

Selected and attended on 3 days Professional Training Course on ‘Urban Adaptation Planning and Design’ organized by DUET NICHE PROJECT funded by nuffic implemented by Wageningen University, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), UNESCO-IHE and ICCCAD.

Attended a day long computer based professional workshop titled “Project Identification and Proposal Preparation” on March 13, 2015 organized by the Project Management Solutions BD.

Successfully completed the training course entitled “Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) for Professionals, Researchers & Students” offered by the Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics under the University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000.

Participated in a workshop on “Enhancing Capacity on Scientific Inquiry and Analysis” organized by United Nation Population Fund and Department of Population Sciences, 8-9th February, 2013 at the University of Dhaka.

Attended seven days’ workshop on “Social Map, ID creation, Data Collection and Monitoring and others” under the Promoting better infant and child feeding practices project, October, 2010, organized by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B).

Attended two days’ workshop on “Child Development: Psychological development of children, weight measure, and mental development with traditional toys in 2011” organized by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.

Participated in a workshop on “Conducting Focus Group Discussion in Gender Studies” organized by UNDP.

Participated in a workshop on “Disaster Management in Bangladesh” organized by the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Voluntary Award/Certificate

Volunteered at the Annual conference of Bangladesh Criminology Society held on January 2013.

Certificate of Champion for Children on 8th of March, 2012 from Save the Children.

Volunteered in Bangladesh Sociological Association (BSA) Biennial Conference on December 2012,

Certificate of Appreciation from Save the Children on 1st March in 2011.

Volunteered in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACSS) Biennial Conference on December, 2011.

Certificate of Election Olympiad-2006 from Su Shasoner Jonno Nagorik (SUJON), Bangladesh.

Technical & Professional Skills

Computer skilled (WP, Microsoft Office 2016, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Blogging, Website Maintenance)

Data Analysis and Statistical Software (Statistical Package for Social Sciences and STATA)

Professional Affiliation

Regular Member, International Sociological Association (ISA) , since 2015

Research Committee Member, RC 09 Social Transformations and the Sociology of Development,(ISA), since 2015

General Member, Bangladesh Sociological Association (BSA), since 2010

Member, Central Committee, Bangladesh Study Forum (BDSF) , since 2016

References

Dr. Monirul Islam Khan                          Dr. Habibul Haque Khondker

Professor and Chairman                          Professor in Sociology

Department of Sociology                         Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

University of Dhaka                                 Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Mobile: 01715835464                              Phone:  02-599 3850

Email: mikdu1070@du.ac.bd                Email: habibul.khondker@zu.ac.ae

 

Dr. AKM Jamal Uddin                            Dr. Hasan Mahmud

Professor & Senate Member                  Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology                        Department of Liberal Arts

Mobile: 01919409109                             Phone: +974 4454 5041

University of Dhaka                                Northwestern University, Doha, Qatar

Email: akmjamal2001@du.ac.bd         Email: hasan.mahmud@northwestern.edu

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