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Dr Md Mizanur Rahman Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

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Dr Md Mizanur Rahman

Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Studies mizanur.rahman@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Md Mizanur Rahman is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. His areas of expertise include migration and development, diaspora engagement, migrant businesses, labor migration, migrant integration in Asia, migration policy and migrant remittances. Mizanur was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, and Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore. He was visiting scholar at a number of universities: the University of Western Ontario, Canada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan, and Korea University, South Korea. Mizanur has conducted extensive fieldwork for his migration related research projects in a number of countries in Asia, Europe and North America, for instance, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Canada, the USA, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. He is Editorial Review Board member of Migration Letters, Remittance Review, Migration and Development, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, and Global Journal of Quantitative Science. His recent co-edited books include ‘International Migration and Development in South Asia’ (London and New York: Routledge), Migrant Remittances in South Asia (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan), International Migration in Southeast Asia (Heidelberg: Springer), and Migration Policy in East, Southeast and South Asia (New York: Nova). Mizanur has published widely in the International Migration, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Population, Space and Place, the Journal of International Migration and Integration, the Asian Population Studies, and the Asian Pacific Migration Journal. Four of his journal articles were ranked among the top ten cited and/or downloaded articles in impact factor journals. Dr Rahman is a member of Migration Research Leaders Syndicate for the 2018 Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), run by International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency - based in Geneva

RESEARCH INTERESTS

South Asian Diaspora; International Migration and Development; Labour Migration in Asia; Migrant Remittances; Migrant Entrepreneurship; Gender and Migration

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

(1) Md Mizanur Rahman. (2017). Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore: A Process-Oriented Approach. Heidelberg, New York, London, and Singapore: Springer

(2) Md Mizanur Rahman and Tan Tai Yong. (Eds.). (2015) International Migration and Development in South Asia, London and New York: Routledge

(3) Md Mizanur Rahman and Zaara Zain Hossain. (Eds.) (2015). South Asian Migration: Remittances and Beyond, London: Cambridge Scholars Publisher

(4) Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds.) (2014) Migrant Remittances in South Asia: Social, Economic and Political Implications, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan

(5) Tan Tai Yong and Md Mizanur Rahman (Eds.) (2013) Diaspora Engagement and Development in South Asia, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan,


TOP PUBLICATIONS

(1) Md Mizanur Rahman and Brenda S.A. Yeoh
2008 ‘The Social Organization of Hundi: The Remittance Transfer from East and Southeast Asia to Bangladesh’, Asian Population Studies (Routledge Journal, UK), 4 (1): 5-29
NOTE: This article was rated among the top 10 downloaded articles in the journal in 2010

(2) Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2009 ‘Gender and the Remittance Process: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong’ Asian Population Studies (Routledge Journal, UK), 5 (2):103-125
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor journal, Social Science Research Council (SSRC-USA) included this article in Migrant Remittances Web Anthology
This article was rated among the top 10 downloaded articles in the journal in 2011

(3) Md Mizanur Rahman
2009 ‘Temporary Migration and Changing Family Dynamics: Implications for Social Development’, Population, Space and Place (Wiley Journal, UK), 15: 161-174
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(4) Md Mizanur Rahman and Tong Chee Kiong
2013 Integration of New Immigrants in Singapore: A Transnational Inclusion Approach" Asian Ethnicity, 14 (1) 80-98
NOTE: Rated among the top 5 downloaded articles (over 1200 downloads) in the journal in 2014 and 2015, 2016 and 2017

(5) Md Mizanur Rahman
2012 ‘Bangladeshi Labour Migration to the Gulf States: Patterns of Recruitment and Processes” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 33 (2) 214-231
NOTE: Rated among the top 10 cited articles in the journal in 2014
 


GRANT DETAILS

o A research project on South Asian Migration funded by Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) Tokyo, Japan, 2003.

o A research projected on Population Movement in South Asia and Non-Traditional Security Issues (NTS Project) funded by Ford Foundation and run by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka,

o A research project on informal remittances in East and Southeast Asia funded by Asia Research Institute in 2005-2006.

o A research project migration and implications on family funded by Asia Research Institute (ARI) in 2006. I prepared a research project that was first published as working paper and later as journal article.

o A research project on Migrant Entrepreneurship and Religious Lives of the South Asian Migrants in East and Southeast Asia awarded by Faculty of Arts and Social Science, National University of Singapore, 2007-2009. I conducted fieldwork in a number of countries in East and Southeast Asia.

o I was commissioned to study the gender dimensions of remittances in Southeast Asia by the UNIFEM-East and Southeast Asia in 2007. I prepared a research report for UNIFEM.

o I was commissioned to study the remittance behavior of Bangladeshi migrants in the UAE and Singapore by International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, 2009. I prepared two research reports for IOM.

o I was commissioned to study “Migrant Debts among Bangladeshi Migrants in the GCC countries” by International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, 2010. I prepared a research report for the IOM.

o “International Student Migration Project”, Center for Immigration and Refugee Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

o I have been awarded Sumitomo Foundation (Japan) Research grant for research on Asian transnational migration in Japan in 2010.

o I was commissioned to prepare country report for Bangladesh for the project Interact Project between 2013-2014. http://www.interact-project.eu/) implemented by a consortium bringing together the Migration Policy Centre at the EUI (leader), CEDEM (Université de Liège), GRITIM (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Migration Policy Institute Europe. It looks at the ways governments and non-governmental institutions in origin countries, including the media, make transnational bonds a reality, and have developed tools that operate economically (to boost financial transfers and investments); culturally (to maintain or revive cultural heritage); politically (to expand the constituency); legally (to support their rights). The project covers all 27 EU member states and the 55 third countries (TC) which have each more than 100,000 emigrants in the EU27.

o I was commissioned to write a short paper on Gender and migration in the UAE for the Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM) program in January 2014

o A research project on Global South Asian Diaspora Engagement with South Asia funded by Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Research Grant, National University of Singapore, 2012-2015. This research is designed to explore the contour of South Asian diaspora engagement in South Asia. Funding: US$ 159,000 (SG$196,000)


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Journal Articles

(1) Md Mizanur Rahman
2000 ‘Emigration and Development: The Case of a Bangladeshi Village’, International Migration (Wiley Journal, Georgetown University, USA) 38 (4): 109-130
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal)

(2) Md Mizanur Rahman
2004 ‘Migration Networks: An Analysis of Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore’, Asian Profile (by Asian Research Service, Vancouver, Canada), 32 (4): 367-390

(3) Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2005 ‘Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore: The Views from Inside”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, (UNESCAP Journal) 20 (1): 63-89

(4) Lian Kwen Fee and Md Mizanur Rahman
2006 ‘International Labor Recruitment: Channeling Bangladeshi migrants to East and Southeast Asia’, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, (UNESCAP Journal) 21 (1): 85-107

(5) Md Mizanur Rahman and Brenda S.A. Yeoh
2008 ‘The Social Organization of Hundi: The Remittance Transfer from East and Southeast Asia to Bangladesh’, Asian Population Studies (Routledge Journal, UK), 4 (1): 5-29
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal. This article was rated among the top 10 downloaded articles in the journal in 2010

(6) Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2009 ‘Gender and the Remittance Process: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong’ Asian Population Studies (Routledge Journal, UK), 5 (2):103-125

NOTE: ISI Impact Factor journal, Social Science Research Council (SSRC-USA) included this article in Migrant Remittances Web Anthology
This article was rated among the top 10 downloaded articles in the journal in 2011

(7) Md Mizanur Rahman
2009 ‘Temporary Migration and Changing Family Dynamics: Implications for Social Development’, Population, Space and Place (Wiley Journal, UK), 15: 161-174
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(8) Md Mizanur Rahman
2010 ‘Remittance as a Social Process: the Singapore-Bangladesh remittance corridor’, Asia and Pacific Migration Journal, Volume 19 (2): 265-294
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(9) Md Mizanur Rahman
2011 ‘Bangladeshi Migrants in the UAE: Gender Differentiated Patterns of Migration Experiences’, Middle Eastern Studies (Routledge Journal, UK), 47 (2): 395-411
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(10) Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2011 ‘Development of Migrant Businesses in Japan: A Case of Bangladeshis’, Journal of International Migration and Integration (Springer Journal, Canada) 12 (2): 253-274

(11) Md Mizanur Rahman
2011 Migration and Family Economics: The Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia Migration Corridor” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 20 (3-4): 389-411
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(12) Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2012 ‘Toward a Sociology of Migrant Remittances in Asia: Conceptual and Methodological issues’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (Routledge Journal, University of Sussex, UK), 38 (4) 689-706 (2012)
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(13) Md Mizanur Rahman
2012 ‘Bangladeshi Labour Migration to the Gulf States: Patterns of Recruitment and Processes” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 33 (2) 214-231
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal
 
(14) Md Mizanur Rahman and Alamgir Kabir
2012 ‘Bangladeshi Migration to Italy: the Family Perspective’ Asia Europe Journal, 10(4) 251-265      
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(15) Md Mizanur Rahman and Tong Chee Kiong
2013 Integration of New Immigrants in Singapore: A Transnational Inclusion Approach" Asian Ethnicity, 14 (1) 80-98
NOTE: Rated among the top 10 downloaded articles in the journal in 2014 

(16) Md Mizanur Rahman
2013 ‘Gendering Migrant Remittances: Evidence from the UAE and Bangladesh’,  International Migration, 51 (SI) e156-178
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(17) Md Mizanur Rahman
2015 Migrant Indebtedness: Bangladeshi Migrants in the GCC Countries’ International Migration, 53 (6) 205-219
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

(18) Lian Kwen Fee and Md Mizanur Rahman
2014 ‘From Workers to Entrepreneurs: Development of Bangladeshi Businesses in South Korean’, International Migration 52(2):122-139 (2014)
NOTE: ISI Impact Factor Journal

Books (Forthcoming)

(1) Md Mizanur Rahman, International Migration to Singapore: A Process-Oriented Approach to Labour Migration, Heidelberg and Singapore: Springer (forthcoming)

(2) Md Mizanur Rahman, Gender and Migration in the Gulf Countries, New York and London: Routledge (forthcoming)

(3) Md Mizanur Rahman, Migrant Organizations, Engagement and Development in India: Education and Healthcare, Oxford University Press (under consideration)


Books (Published)

(1) Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds.) (2014) Migrant Remittances in South Asia: Social, Economic and Political Implications, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan

(2) Tan Tai Yong and Md Mizanur Rahman (Eds.) (2013) Diaspora Engagement and Development in South Asia, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan,

(3) Md Mizanur Rahman and Tan Tai Yong (Eds.) (2015) International Migration and Development in South Asia, London and New York: Routledge

(4) Md Mizanur Rahman and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds.) (2012). Asian Migration Policy: East Asia, Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia, New York: Nova

(5) Md Mizanur Rahman and Zaara Zain Hossain (Eds.) (2015). South Asian Migration: Remittances and Beyond, London: Cambridge Scholars Publisher

(6) Lian Kwen Fee, Md Mizanur Rahman and Yabit bin Alas (Eds.) (2016). International Migration in Southeast Asia, Heidelberg and Singapore: Springer
 

Book Chapters

1. Md Mizanur Rahman
2004 “Migration and Poverty in Bangladesh: Ironies and Paradoxes”, in Hisaya Oda (ed.), International Labor Migration from South Asia, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, pp181-208

2. Md Mizanur Rahman
2008 "Management of Foreign Manpower in Singapore", in Lian Kwen Fee and Tong Chee Kiong (eds.), Social Policy in Post-Industrial Singapore, Amsterdam: Brill Academic Publishers, pp145-172

3. Md Mizanur Rahman and Danièle Bélanger
2012 ‘Gendered Use of Remittances: The Case of Rural Bangladesh’, in Ibrahim Sirkeci and Jeffrey Cohen (eds), The Remittance Crisis: What will happen, Washington D.C,: World Bank, pp 81-90

4. AKM Ahsan Ullah and Md Mizanur Rahman
2012 ‘Introduction: Migration Policy in East and Southeast Asia’, in Md Mizanur Rahman and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds.), Asian Migration Policy: South, East and Southeast Asia, New York: Nova Science Publisher, pp 1-17 

5. Md Mizanur Rahman
2012 ‘Migration Policy in Singapore" in Md Mizanur Rahman and AKM Ullah (Edited), Migration Policy in Asia: East, Southeast and South Asia, New York: Nova Science Publisher, pp 99-119

6. Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee
2012 Recruiting Migrant Labour in Asia: the interplay between facilitation and blockade” in Md Mizanur Rahman and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds), Asian Migration Policy: South, East and Southeast Asia, New York: Nova Science Publisher, pp 251-270

7. Md Mizanur Rahman
2012 Understanding Asian Migration Policy" in Md Mizanur  Rahman and AKM Ahsan Ullah (Eds) Asian Migration Policy: South, East and Southeast Asia, New York:Nova Sceince Publisher, pp 19-40

8. Md Mizanur Rahman
2013 'The Foreign Worker', in Johan Lindquist, Erik Harms and Joshua Barker,  The Figures of Modernity in Southeast Asia, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

9. Tan Tai Yong and Md Mizanur Rahman
2013 ‘Introduction’ in Tan Tai Yong and Md Mizanur Rahman (eds.) Diaspora Engagement and Development in South Asia’ London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan pp1-19

10. Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong and AKM Ahsan Ullah
2014 ‘Introduction’ in Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong and AKM Ahsan Ullah (eds.) Migrant Remittances in South Asia: Social, Economic and Political Implications, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan (coming in July/August, 2014)

11. Md Mizanur Rahman and Tan Tai Yong
2015 ‘International Migration and Development in South Asia: An Introduction’ in Md Mizanur Rahman and Tan Tai Yong, International Migration and Development in South Asia, London and New York: Routledge

12. Lian Kwen Fee, Md Mizanur Rahman and Yabit bin Alas, (forthcoming) International Migration 2016 in Southeast Asia: Introduction, in Lian Kwen Fee, Md Mizanur Rahman and Yabit bin Alas, International Migration in Southeast Asia, Heidelberg and Singapore: Springer


CONSULTANCY

1. International Organization for Migration (IOM) - South Asia

2. UNIFEM East and Southeast Asia