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Aeshna Badruzzaman

PhD, Northeastern University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
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Badruzzaman's research focuses on NGO-state relationships and international development. Overarching themes in Badruzzaman's writing include South Asian politics, international aid dependency, agenda setting, and policy issue framing. Badruzzaman also has extensive ethnographic fieldwork experience as well as years of experience working in the NGO sector focused on conflict transformation.


"Contending Images in Turkey's Headscarf Debate: Framings of Equality, Nationalism, and Religion" (with Matthew Cohen and Sidita Kushi). Mediterranean Quarterly 28, no. 3 (2017): 27-55.

Explores narratives of religious and secular groups regarding the ban on the wearing of headscarves on government property, and how the issue has evolved over time.

"NPO Funding and Aid Dependency: A Case Study in Bangladesh" in Bangladesh Economy in the 21st Century, edited by Munir Qudus and Farida Khan (The University Press LtD, 2011), 263-283.

Evaluates the role of nonprofit organizations and international aid in Bangladesh.