Prof Dina M. Siddiqi (LGBTI)

Published: 6 Oct 2016


Description: Dina M. Siddiqi, Professor, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University, has extensive work experience with leading human rights organizations in Bangladesh, including Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), and Bangladesh Legal and Services Trust (BLAST). She has consulted for UNDP, UNICEF, and NORAD, among others, focusing primarily on programs related to gender justice and women’s rights. She is part of the Core Advisory Group of the South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT), on the Steering Committee of SANAM (South Asian Network to Address Masculinities) and a member of the international network, the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR). She has lobbied at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and other relevant UN bodies, representing CSBR and ASK. Dr. Siddiqi divides her time between the US and Bangladesh where she teaches at BRAC University’s Anthropology Program. Her publications, grounded in the study of Bangladesh, cover a broad spectrum: Islam and transnational feminist politics; gender justice and non-state dispute resolution systems; the cultural politics of nationalism; sexuality and rights discourse; and the global garment industry. She is on the editorial board of Routledge’s Women in Asia Publication Series. She is working on a book length manuscript entitled Elusive Solidarities: “Muslim” Women and Transnational Feminism at Work.