Md. Aminul Islam
Department of Sociology

Biography of Md. Aminul Islam

Md. Aminul Islam

Associate Professor in Sociology

Email: amin@soc.jnu.ac.bd, aminsocdu@gmail.com

Cell phone: 0088-01728285230

Biographical Note

Md. Aminul Islam has been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Earlier he served as a Lecturer and as an Assistant Professor in the same Department at the University. Previously he worked as a Research Assistant in several research projects after completing undergraduate and post graduate degrees. He has contributed in writing several research reports in different aspects of social problems. Mr. Islam has received his BSS with Honours and MSS in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has also received his second Masters in Sociology focusing on criminology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. The second MA has helped him in enhancing understanding the underlying causes of crime and deviance as well as other social problems both in the Western and the Third World countries. Moreover, he received an intensive quantitative research methodological training by doing a Thesis on “Perceived Discrimination among Immigrants to Canada: Examining Some Socio-demographic Characteristics.”Besides, he has achieved a six months post graduate diploma in Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies from the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerable Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His area of academic interests includes: Criminological & contemporary sociological theories, Crime and Deviance, Survey & qualitative methods, Social Statistics, Migration studies, Disability studies, Disaster and vulnerability studies, Poverty and Social inequality & rural development as well as development policy. He has written and published many research articles in different peer reviewed journals. Furthermore, he has participated different national and international seminars/conferences for enhancing knowledge on various social issues. In addition, he has achieved training on advanced research methodology and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) during his academic career. In future, he has a keen interest in exploring the underlying causes of some social problems/crimes in Bangladesh and suggesting pragmatic policy recommendations so that crime and deviance can be prevented or reduced at a satisfactory level.

Research Interest

Crime and Deviance, Migration studies, Disability studies, Disaster and vulnerability studies, Poverty and Social inequality & rural development as well as development policy.