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Visiting Fellow Profile

Jakir Hossain, Bangladesh

Jakir HossainJakir Hossain is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and a doctoral candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy. He also leads the Working Lives and Social Protection Unit at the Unnayan Onneshan - a centre for research and action on development in Bangladesh. He was trained in development studies at London South Bank University, in social policy and planning at the London School of Economics, and in trade policy and commercial diplomacy at Carleton University. He has published on workers’ rights, skill formation and learning, poverty and injustice, gender and development, and multilateral trading regimes.

During his stay at ILR, he will be working on a research project entitled "Trade-linked Labor Standards, Workers' Rights and the Politics of (Mis) Representing Bangladesh's Garment Workers." The project examines the interplay between labor standards, workers' rights, and economic security that shape the translation of labor standards into workers' rights and the impact that these rights have on improving economic security for the working poor.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Visiting Fellow Appointment: November 6, 2008 to June 30, 2009
Faculty sponsor: Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla

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