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Dr. A H M Belayeth Hussain

Teaching Fellow

Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 3681

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About

Academic Qualification
Ph.D.,Social Sciences, International Centre for Development & Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel (Germany) 2014.
Master of Arts, Development Studies, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp (Belgium) 2008.
Master of Social Sciences, Sociology, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Bangladesh 1998 (Graduated in December 2000).

Area of Specialisation
Labour standards, work transformations, working conditions, gender issues, work-life balance, financial inclusions and resilience, microfinance, entrepreneurship, quantitative and qualitative research.

Publications

Books:

  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B. (2015). Disciplinary Technologies of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh: Comparison of BRAC and BRDB Programs. Kassel, Germany: Kassel University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.19211/KUP9783862198795.

Book Chapters:

  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B., & Endut, N. (2018). Application of SEM using Smart PLS: Examining decent working conditions of small enterprises. SAGE Research Methods Cases, SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526445698.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2011). Asia. In H. Schwenken & L.-M. Heimeshoff (Eds.), Domestic Workers Count: Global Data on an Often Invisible Sector (First ed., pp.24-33). Kassel, Germany: Kassel University Press. http://www.unikassel.de/upress/online/frei/978-3-86219-050-8.volltext.frei.pdf.

 

Preprints:

  1. Hussain, A.H.M.B.; Endut, N.; Sultana, S. Precarious or Decent Work? Perceived Working Conditions and Life Satisfaction of SME Workers in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Preprints 2018, 2018100623 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints201810.0623.v1).
  1. Hussain, A.H.M.B.; Endut, N.; Das, S.; Chowdhury, M.T.A..; Haque, N..; Sultana, S.; Ahmed, K.J.. Does Financial Inclusion Increase Financial Resilience? Evidence from Bangladesh. Preprints 2018, 2018100658 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints201810.0658.v1).

 

Indexed peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B., Endut, Noraida & Others (2018). Does financial inclusion increase financial resilience? Evidence from Bangladesh. Development in Practice, Routledge. (forthcoming) [Web of Science + Scopus]
  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B., & Endut, Noraida (2018). Factors influencing working conditions of small enterprises in Sylhet City, Bangladesh. Development in Practice, Volume: 28, Issue: 01, pages 138 - 151. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2018.1404008. [Web of Science + Scopus]
  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B., & Endut, Noraida (2018). Do decent working conditions contribute to work-life balance of small entrepreneurs in Bangladesh? Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Volume: 12, No.: 1, pp. 90-104. Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/APJIE-04-2018-045.[Web of Science]
  1. Hussain, A.H.M. B (2018). Governing techniques of micro finance institutions in Bangladesh: testimonies of field staff. SOCIOLOGUS, Duncker and Humblot (In revision). [Web of Science + Scopus]
  1. Haq, S. M. A., Abebe, A., Verhasselt, K., & Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2011). Unequal Ecological Exchange and its Underlying Causes. Journal Environmental Protection and Ecology, 12(2), 698- 707. Sofia, Bulgaria. [Scopus]
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2010). Embodiment and Emotionality of Women Credit Clients: Scrutinizing Agency Constraints of BRAC Microcredit Clients in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Asian Social Science, 6(11), 3-16. Toronto, Canada. [Scopus]
  1. Haq, S. M. A., Vanwing, T., Hens, L., Hussain, A. H. M. B., Akhtaruzzaman, M., Chowdhury, T., & Hussain, M. A. (2010). Perception of Environmental Degradation and Family Size: A Comparative Study on Married Men and Women (Indigenous People) in Bangladesh. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(6), 33-41. Toronto, Canada. [Scopus]

Other peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Hussain, A.H.M.B. (2017). Financial inclusion through mobile micro banking: building a prototype for transaction cost efficiency in micro-finance practice.  Global Disclosure of Economics and Business. i-Proclaim, Malaysia.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B., & Deb, N. (2016). Gender-sensitivity of Bangladesh PRSP:  A Gender Scanning. SUST Journal of Social Sciences, 25(2), 43-55. Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2010). Engendering Development: Where does it Stand?  SUST Studies, 12(1), 9-14. Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B., & Sultana, S. (2010). Projonon Swasthasheba Shomporke Grohitader Sontusthibudh: Sylhet Shohorer Projonon Shebadankari Prothisthaner Grohitader Upor Ekti Gobeshona. SUST Studies (Bengali Version). Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B., & Sultana, S. (2010). Kormojibi Narir Khomotayon: Sylhet Shohorer Banking Khate Kormoroto Narider Upor Ekti Shomikkha". SUST Studies (Bengali Version). Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B., & Ghani, M. A. (2006). Theoretical Anarchism in Sociology. SIU Studies, 1(1). Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2005). Urban Informal Occupants in Sylhet City: A Study of Social Exclusion Approach. SUST Studies, 7(1), 65-71. Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Other articles

  1. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2012). Disciplinary Technologies in Microfinance Strategies.  In: Decent work and Development Glossary, ICDD, University of Kassel, Germany.

  2. Hussain, A. H. M. B. (2011). Constraining Factors of Women's Agency in Microcredit Operations: The Case of BRAC's Project in Bangladesh. Exchange to Change, 6-8. University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Research

  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Transforming through empowering: safety remediation using digital helpline in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. (Active, 2018-2021).
  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Decent work indicators revisited in ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. (Active, 2018-2020).
  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Discrimination, harassment and health status of employees in selected countries. (Active, 2018-2019).
  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Mobile banking and financial resilience in wetland ecosystem: A case of haor basin in Bangladesh. (Active, 2017-2019).
  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Does perception about precarious works influence satisfaction with life of SME workers? Study in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. (Completed, 2016-2018).

  2. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Does financial inclusion increase financial resilience? Evidence from Bangladesh. (Completed, 2016-2017).

Supervision

  1. Ph.D. candidate: Mr. Md. Amdadul Haque, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. (Thesis title: Role of Social Network and Leadership Management in Climate Risk Adaptation: A Study on Haor Basin Areas in Bangladesh).
 Leila Mohajer  

Dr. Leila Mohajer

Visiting Lecturer
Centre for Research on Women and Gender  (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 3423
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About

Academic Qualification
Asia Europe Institute, University Malaya (UM), Malaysia, Ph.D in Sociolinguistics, 2013
Faculty of Language and Linguistics, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia, M.A. (MESL ) in Sociolinguistics, 2006
Department of Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University, Iran, B.A. in English Translator Training, 1996

Area of Specialisation
Sociolinguistics, Conversation Analysis, Language and Gender, Gender Studies, Gender and Health, Power/Solidarity and Masculinity

 Rashidah Shuib  

Prof. Dato' Dr. Rashidah Shuib

Professor
Centre for Research on Women and Gender  (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 2546
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About

Academic Qualification
Michigan State University, USA, Ph. D 1984
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, M Ed. 1979
Universiti Sains Malaysia, B.A (Hons, 2nd Upper) 1976
Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan Airline Scholar), Summer Session 1975

Area of Specialisation
Gender & Health, Women's Health, Health / Medical Sociology

 WT  

Dr. Lai Wan Teng

Lecturer
Centre for Research on Women and Gender  (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 3432
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About

Academic Qualification

Ph.D. (Development Studies), Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (Canadian International Development Research Centre Scholar), MSc., 2008

University of Malaya, B.A (Hons, 2nd Upper), 2004

Area of Specialisation
Gender, Development and Environment

Publications

Wan Teng, Lai (2011), 'Gender and Livelihood: A Case Study of the Mah Meri and the Oil Palm Plantations of Carey Island'. Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 17(2): 66-95.

Franz-Balsen, Angela, Norpisah Mat Isah, Wan Teng, Lai.(2011). Merging Gender Mainstreaming and Sustainability Strategies - a win-win aproach, in "5 years of Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Looking back- moving forward", (Editors) Matthias and Gerd. The 3rd International Conference of UNESCO Chair Higher Education for Sustainable Development.

Wan Teng, Lai (2010) Clean Water/ Environment. Book of Essays: 6th Annual International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, 6-15 August. pp. 243-246. USA: Connecticut.

Wan Teng, Lai (2009). Individual Report. In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalzed Economy.pp. 110- 112. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008.

Wan Teng, Lai, Chhun, Chhim., Jing Li., Minati Sinha, and Waleed, Aly. (2009). The Role of Academics and Researchers in Overcoming Poverty. In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalized Economy.pp67- 72. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008

Research

2017: A Study on the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women Migrant Workers in Malaysia: NGOs, Capacity Building and Women's Empowerment (United Nations Gender Theme Group) (Junior-applicant co-researcher)

2017: Penang Women's Development Corporation (PWDC), "Empowering and Advancing Community Towards a Sustainable GRPB Initiative: The People-centered Perspective" (Principle Investigator)

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Case Study of Universiti Sains Malaysia (Research University Grant) (August 2009- August 2012) Status: Completed

A qualitative exploration research on women and men's concerns on water issues at Penang Island (Incentive Grant) (August 2009- August 2010) Status: Completed

A study of Poverty, Economic Activities and Livelihood Strategies from A Gender Perspective in the Loagan Bunut National Park, Sarawak. (2008) Status: Completed

Foreign Domestic Workers: Impact on Malaysian Families and Gender Relations (2008) Status: Completed

Zaireeni Azmi 

 

Dr. Zaireeni Azmi

Lecturer
Centre for Research on Women and Gender  (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: (604)-653 2996
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About

Academic Qualification
Universiti Malaya, M.A (Gender dan Politik), 2002
University of Tasmania, B.A (Psychology, Sociology), 1998

Area of Specialisation
Gender and Politics, Women and Politics

Publications

Selected Publication

Kasmini K., Teoh H. J., Lim, G. S. & Zaireeni, A. (2001). Juvenile Delinquency: A Study Report, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation:

 Zaireeni A., (2003) Teori Hubungan Gender dalam Politik, Man and Society, Vol 13

 Zaireeni A., (2003)  Jangkaan Politik dan Peranan Gender (Political Expectation and Gender Role), SARJANA, Vol 19/20

 Zaireeni A (2011), Muslimat PAS dalam Pilihanraya (Women in PAS in Election), In Mohammad Redzuan Otman et al. (pnyt)  Pilihanraya Kecil Kuala Terengganu 2009. Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

 Zaireeni A, Siti Waringin, O, Noraida E, Siti Hawa, A, Mazidah, M., Rohasliney, H. & Lai,  W. T. (2012),  Types of Sexual Harassment Experienced by University Students in Malaysia: A Case Study of Undergraduates in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Journal of Teaching and Education, 1(6), pp 47-56

 Zaireeni, A.  (2014)  The Concept of Gratitude (Budi) in Women’s Political Participation International Journal of Arts and Sciences 7(5): 1-11

 Zaireeni, A, (2015) " Women’s Political Participation In Federal Land Development Authority (Felda): Between Two Generations " , International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS) , Volume-1,Issue-10: pp. 56-60

Lie, M., Lund, R. & Zaireeni, A.  (2015)  Change and Continuity: Revisiting the Field and Changing Analytical Positioning in Understanding Gender. In Lund R, Doneys, P & Resurrection B P (Eds.) Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia, 13-40. Great Britain: NIAS Press

 Zaireeni, A, (2016). Women and The New Politics in Malaysia: The Case of the Muslimat. In Rashidah, S. Diana, W. & Noraida, E.  Debating Gender Justice.  Penang: Penerbit USM

 Zaireeni, A.  (2016).  Women’s Participation in Decision Making/l The Case of Muslimat in Party Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS. 2(12) : 170-175

 Ummu Atiyah, A. Z. & Zaireeni, A. (2017) Women Parliamentary Candidates in GE13: Development and Direction. In Mohd Azizuddin, M. S. & Ummu Atiyah, A. Z.  Democracy At Work. Universiti Utara Malaysia

 Ummu Atiyah Ahmad Zakuan, Mohammad Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Norehan Abdullah, Zaireeni Azmi, (2018) “How did we Choose?: Understanding the Northern Female Voting Behaviour in Malaysia in the 14th General Election”, Intellectual Discourse, 26(2), 859–882.

Research

1999:           Research Assistance: A Study on the Effectiveness of Yayasan Pembangunan YPKT’s Child Care Centre. Funded by the Yayasan Pembangunan Keluarga Terengganu YPKT. (Completed)

1999-2000:  Research Assistance: Juvenile Delinquent: A Study Report. Funded by the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation. (Completed)

2001:               Principal Researcher: A Study on Malay Women in Politics from Gender Perspective. Funded by Universiti Malaya. (Completed)

2009:          Principal Researcher: Women in Political Party (Gender and leadership Grant). Funded by University Sains Malaysia (USM) (Completed)

2009-2012:      Co-Researchers:  Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Case Study Of University Sains Malaysia. Funded by University Sains Malaysia (USM) (Completed)

2011-2012: Co-Researchers: Gender dan Orientasi Keusahawanan: pemerkasaan ibu tunggal ke arah kelestarian keusahawanan. Funded by the Division of Industry & Community Network (BJIM), USM. (completed)

2011-2014:   Collaborating Researcher & Principal Researcher: A Study of Change and Continuity of Social Mobility and Political Engagement Among the 2nd and 3rd Generation : Revisiting Women in FELDA Settlement , Funded by the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU), NORWAY (Completed)

2013-2017   Phd Research: Penglibatan Politik dan Keberadaan Wanita PAS (Political Participation and Visibility of Women in Party Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) (Completed)

2017-2018-     Collaborating Researcher :Voting Behaviour of Female Voters in Malaysia ( RUI-UUM) (Completed)

2019-2020       Principle Researcher: Women’s Visibility In The Academe: The Case Study Of Women In Public University In Malaysia (RUI) (Active)

2019                Principle Researcher: Political Ambition: Where are All the Women (Bridging Grant) (Active)

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