Profile of Helal Hossain Dhali

Profile of Helal Hossain Dhali

Helal Hossain Dhali
Assistant Professor
Department of Women and Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Email: h.dhali@du.ac.bd
Phone: +880-2-9661900/6771
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Short Biography:

Helal Dhali is currently on study leave for his doctoral studies at McGill University, Canada. His present studies focus on Post-coloniality, Knowledge, Conscience, Education, Extremism, Identity and Gender. He is also interested in Environmental-policy management, Indigenous-people, Safer spaces, and Occupational Health and Safety. He is part of a renowned research team - PEER (Preventing Extremism through Educational Research) at McGill. He conducted several studies and Impact Assessments on Extremism, Environment, Forest management, State Policies, Health, Gender, Safe City, Education, Religion, and poverty in Bangladesh for many GOs and (I)NGOs. Helal is also associated with many national and international academic societies.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Masters Development Studies - Women, Gender and Development ISS, Erasmus University Netherlands 2009
Masters Social Sciences - Women and Gender Studies Dhaka University Bangladesh 2007
Bachelor Social Sciences - Women and Gender Studies Dhaka University Bangladesh 2006
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship 2019 Canada

This is a prestigious provincial government post-graduate fellowship offered by Fonds de recherche Société et culture (FRQSC), Quebec. I have been awarded this fellowship to pursue my Doctoral studies at McGill University, Canada!

International GREAT Award (McGill Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Grant), McGill University 2018 Canada

This award is offered to support graduate students' travel and research dissemination across the University. It covers dissemination of research through graduate students' presentations at conferences. i have been offered this award to present a paper at SSSR conference, Las Vegas, USA in 2018.

International Graduate Mobility Award, Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, McGill University 2018 Canada

The Graduate Mobility Award encourages graduate students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program. The award, funded by the Government of Quebec, is available to all full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill. A limited number of Awards are available each year on a competitive basis. I have been offered this award to conduct my fieldwork for my Ph.D. research in Bangladesh.

International Jackie Kirk Fellowship, Faculty of Education, McGill University 2018 Canada

This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education, with a preference for students whose research has a focus on any one or a combination of the following: post-conflict education on developing countries, women teachers, and girlhood studies. This faculty-level endowment is awarded annually and is non-renewable. I have been awarded this fellowship as a Doctoral student based on my academic performance.

International Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) 2017 Netherlands

This award was given to participate at a refresher course organized by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), The Netherlands. The Certificate course was held in Yangon, Myanmar

International Ruth Hoyt Cameron Fellowship for PhD studies, McGill University 2017 Canada

This award is given to students to acknowledge their academic merit. I have been offered this award several times during the period of 2017-2019 of my Doctoral studies.

International Entrance Award 2017 Canada

This award is given to students to acknowledge their academic merit. I have been offered this award several times during the period of 2017-2019 of my Doctoral studies.

International Graduate Excellence Award, DISE, Faculty of education, McGill University 2017 Canada

This is a performance based award offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) at McGill university, Canada. I have been offered this award for several times during the period of 2017-2019 of my Doctoral studies for my good academic records!

National USAID Research Grant 2011 Bangladesh

This grant was given to young researchers focusing on gender and environment in Bangladesh. I was awarded this grant to conduct a study on the effect of Collaborative Forest Management on Gender Relations in Bangladesh.

International ISS-DWGS Graduate Fellowship by the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Bangladesh 2008 Netherlands

This fellowship was offered by the Royal Dutch Embassy- Dhaka in collaboration with the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladeshin and ISS Netherlands. I was awarded this fellowship to pursue MA in Development Studies (Women ,Gender and Development) at the Institute of Social Studies(ISS), Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

International ISS-DWGS Student Exchange Fellowship 2007 Netherlands

This fellowship was offered by the Royal Dutch Embassy- Dhaka in collaboration with the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladeshin and ISS Netherlands. I was awarded this fellowship to complete a certificate exchange course in Gender and development (CGD) at SERD, AIT in Bangkok, Thailand.

National UNFPA Fellowship Award 2006 Bangladesh

I received this Fellowship Award for writing one of the best Thesis paper for M.S.S.

National Education Board Scholarship, Dhaka Education Board 2001 Bangladesh

This scholarship was offered by the Education Board, Dhaka to acknowledge the HSC result

Research Interest
Subject Description
Postcoloniality, Education, Extremist Subjectivity and Gender

I am interested to explore the connection of subjectivity formation with various elements in informal, non-formal and formal education including curriculim, pedagogy and learning environment. Construction of a subjective identity can follow various aspects including caste, class, gender, race, religion, sexuality etc. I am particularly interested in learning the connection of education with the construction of extremist subjectivities which include but not limited to gender specific identities in postcolonial countries like Bangladesh.

Environmental management, Indigenous people and Gender

I am interested to explore some problems in environmental policies and programs implemented in Bangladesh. Some of the policies do not only violate the rights of indigenous people but also influence on their gender relations. Moreover, I intend to learn how some environmenal policies are often contradictory to some goals of Sustainable Development.

Safer spaces, Gender and Sustainable Development

I would like to explore if women feel safe at their home, workplaces, streets, playgrounds, and social media in Bangladesh. I have conducted several researches on urban safer spaces for girls in Bangladesh. I was also involved in consultancy and campaign on clean, safe and women friendly environment in the country.

Decent work, Manufacturing industries and Women's empowerment

I am interested to explore if the participation of women in manufacturing industries in Bangladesh has really empowered them. In doing so, I am interested to investigate environment, labor rights, and Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) at their workplaces.

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Water Insecurity and their Health Consequences: Experience of Women in Coastal Area of Satkhira district in Bangladesh Helal Hossain Dhali G.M. Arifuzzaman

Water insecurity and women

2015
Masters Women, technology and solar energy: Changing pattern of role and responsibilities of women in a village of Mymensingh district Helal Hossain Dhali Rukshana Parvin

Technology and women

2014
Masters When Patriarchy Enslaves it’s Masters: a Study on Young Men of Dhaka City Helal Hossain Dhali Tahnee Yeasmin

Patriarchy, young men and masculinity

2013
Masters Socio-Cultural impact of Cyclone Mahasen on women in Patuakhali, Bangladesh Helal Hossain Dhali Toma Dey

Natural Disaster and Women

2012
Masters Under the rainbow: Beauty contest, stereotypic feminine performance and commercializing beauty and sexuality Helal Hossain Dhali Farhana Haque Ovi

Commercialization and Streotyped Femininity

2012
Masters Women's Survival against River Erosion: A Case Study from Char Manair in Faridpur, Bangladesh Helal Hossain Dhali Hasna Hena Shawaly

River Erosion and Women's Survival

2011
Masters Water scarcity and slum women’s challenges and coping strategies: Case study from Dhaka City, in Bangladesh Helal Hossain Dhali Nasrin Sultana

Water scarcity and women's challenges

2011
Masters ‘Environmental Degradation, Internal Migration and the Insecurity of Women: Case from Slum Women in Dhaka City’ Helal Hossain Dhali Tamima Sultana

Gender and Environment

2011
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Gender and Terrorism Educational Trajectories of Radicalized Females in Montreal Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS), Montreal, Canada 06-09-2017 31-10-2017 Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), McGill University & TSAS
Education and Extremism Countering Violent Extremism through Education in Multicultural Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada 05-09-2017 31-08-2019 Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), McGill University & SSHRC
Empowerment Impact Assessment of M4C’s Handicrafts Interventions Swisscontact, Bangladesh 01-12-2016 30-04-2017 Individual
Safer Urban spaces Safer Urban Space for Young Girls in Slums’ under the project "Because I am a Girl" (BIAAG) Plan International Bangladesh 01-06-2015 31-08-2016 Department of Women and Gender Studies and Plan International Bangladesh
Safecity for Women Developing a safe city for women through exploring programme and policy intervention ActionAid, Bangladesh 15-05-2013 31-07-2013 Department of Women and Gender Studies and ActionAid, Bangladesh
Gender and Health Information System Assessing Violence Against Women (VAW) Victims Health Care Need Assessment and Engendering HIS Data Sources World Health Organization and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh 01-02-2013 31-07-2013 Department of Women and Gender Studies (DWGS), Dhaka University, World Health Organization (WHO) & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Bangladesh
Forest management and Gender Co-management model of forest management in Bangladesh and its Gendered effects: A case from Lawachara protected forest, Maulavibazar, Sylhet in Bangladesh USAID, Bangladesh 01-02-2011 31-12-2011 Individual
State Policy, Gender and Sustainable Development Sustainable Development, State Policy, and Gender: Examining the effect of the forest policy on gender relation of indigenous people in CHT, Bangladesh ISS-DWGS 01-09-2008 15-12-2009 Masters Thesis (ISS, Netherlands)
Forest Policies and Indigenous Women Forest Policies and programs of Bangladesh and their impacts on indigenous women in Chittagong Hill Tracts, UNFPA 01-01-2007 31-12-2007 Masters Thesis (Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
Deforestation and Indigenous Women The impact of deforestation of Indigenous women in Bangladesh: A case from CHT DWGS 01-01-2006 31-12-2006 BSS Monograph (Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Invited Talk
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SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Grievance Committee, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporations (BCIC), Bangladesh 2011
2 Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 2013
3 Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education 2019
4 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) 2018
5 Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 2019
6 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2017
7 Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE) 2019
8 Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) 2017
9 Center for Studies and Research on India, South Asia and its Diaspora (CERIAS) 2019
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Course Lecturer Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), McGill University Montreal, Canada 03-09-2018 Currently Working
Teaching Assistant Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), McGill University Montreal, Canada 05-01-2018 30-04-2019
Graduate Research Assistant Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), McGill University Montreal, Canada 04-09-2017 31-08-2019

I was involved in the following 2 projects:

1. Countering Violent Extremism through Education in Multicultural Canada,

Consultant and team Leader Swisscontact Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-12-2016 30-04-2017

Conducting an Impact assessment-based Research project on ‘The impact of Handicrafts interventions on targeted Char Women’

Team Leader Plan International and DWGS Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-12-2015 31-08-2016

Conducted a research on

Consultant and Trainer Sustainability Agents GmbH, Berlin, Germany Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-08-2013 30-06-2017

It was a factory Advancement Project funded by ALDI. I worked as a consultant and trainer at this project.

Lead Researcher ActionAid and DWGS Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-05-2013 31-07-2013

Conducted a research on

Lead Researcher WHO-MoHFW and DWGS Dhaka, Bangladesh 03-02-2013 31-07-2013

Conducted a research on

Assistant Professor Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 15-01-2013 Currently Working
Guest Faculty Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-07-2012 28-02-2013
Guest Faculty Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-05-2012 31-08-2012
Guest Faculty BRAC Development Institute (BDI), BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-05-2011 31-10-2011
Researcher USAID and DWGS Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-02-2011 31-12-2011

Conducted a research on

Lecturer Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh 10-07-2010 14-01-2013
Research Associate Development Research Network (D.Net) Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-03-2010 29-07-2010
Research Assistant BRAC Development Institute Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-03-2008 20-08-2008
Book
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Dhali H.H. Sustainable Development, State Policy and Gender: Examining the effect of forest policy of Bangladesh on gender relations of Indigenous People in CHT. Germany: LAP, 2010 .
Book Section
1
Meihimuti, D., Dhali, H.H. and Ghosh, R. "The Compassionate Educator: Understanding Social Issues in Canadian Schools." The radicalization of youth in the west. Jule, A. (Ed.) Toronto: CSP Books Inc., 2019 229-250 .
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Afifa, A. and Dhali H.H. "Environment, Migration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh." Environment, Migration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. B. Mallick & B. Etzold (Ed.) Dhaka: AHDPH, 2015 161-174 .
Journal Article
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Ghosh, R., Tiflati, H., Dhali, H.H., Maihemuti, D. and Chan, A. : Social-Ecological Portrait of Two Females from Montreal who joined ISIS, Perspectives on Terrorism, Submitted .
2
Dhali, H.H., Kabir, A.H. and Haque, T. : Perceiving 'Gender' in higher education: A critical experience from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.33, no.1 pp.65-78, 2016 .
3
Dhali H.H. : Remaking of women in Bangladesh: Central to the projection of modernity through questing national identity, ensuring economic development, and gaining legitimacy, The Arts Faculty Journal, vol.2017, no.8,9,10 2016 .
4
Dhali H.H. : The Nexus between Economic Growth and Gender Inequality: Case Studies from China, East Asia, Mexico and Latin America., Social Science Review, vol.32, no.2 pp.187-194, 2015 .
5
Mahtab, N., Dhali, H.H. and Islam, M. : Understanding a safe city for women through exploring programme and policy intervention, Social Science Review, vol.31, no.2 pp.13-30., 2014 .
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Dhali, H.H., Akter, S. and Haque, T. : Towards a safe city for women: Case studies from seven districts in Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.30, no.2 pp.239-254, 2013 .
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Dhali H.H. : Co-management model of forest management in Bangladesh and its Gendered effects: A case from Lawachara protected forest, Maulavibazar, Sylhet in Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.29, no.2 pp.139-163, 2012 .
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Afrose, T. and Dhali H.H. : Paribarik Sidhanto Grahone Karmojibi O Grihini Narir Parthakya: Prekhkhit Bangladesh, Shamajik Bigyan Patrika, vol.5, no.5 2011 .
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Dhali, H.H. and Kabir, A.H. : The Politics of Forest Policies and The Alienation of Khyang Women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.28, no.2 pp.63-76, 2011 .
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Dhali H.H. : ‘Statization’ of forests and its effect on indigenous women in Bangladesh: A case from Kukkachhari village in Rangamati, Social Science Review, vol.28, no.2 pp.175-195, 2010 .
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Dhali H.H. : Deforestation and its Impacts on Indigenous Women: A Case from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, Gender, Technology, and Development, vol.12, no.2 pp.229-246, 2008 .
Conference Proceedings
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Dhali H.H. "Toward a theoretical framework in understanding the gender differences in the youth perception of extremism in the developing countries,." CIES Annual Conference 2019 , pp. 172. San Francisco: Comparative & International Education Society, 2019 .
2
Dhali H.H. "Beyond Islamist Terrorism: Paradoxes in the State of Extremism and Counter-extremist Measures in Bangladesh." SSSR Annual Meeting 2019 St. Louis, Missouri, USA: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2019 .
3
Dhali H.H. "Rhetoric and Realities: Countering Religious Extremism through Education in Bangladesh." CIES Annual Conference 2018 , pp. 138. Mexico City, Mexico: Comparative & International Education, 2018 .
4
Dhali H.H. "Religion as a tool of exercising state power: Making and remaking of ‘women’ in Bangladesh." SSSR 2018 , pp. 30. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2018 .
5
Dhali H.H. "Gender' in higher education: A critical experience from the University of Dhaka." International Summit on Sustainable Development 2014 .
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Dhali H.H. "Gender Effects’ of ‘Statization’ of communal forests on indigenous people in Bangladesh: A case from Kukkachhari village in Rangamati." CERES Summer School Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2009 .