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