Palash Kamruzzaman is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of South Wales, UK. Palash has degrees in Sociology and Social Policy (PhD), and Anthropology (MSS & BSS (Hon.)). Before joining the University of South Wales, Palash has taught international development, politics, sociology, and anthropology at the University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, and Independent University (Bangladesh). Palash has convened research in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Afghanistan and published in the areas of aid ethnographies, expertise in international development, politics of development, participation in policymaking, displacement, global development goals (e.g., SDGs, MDGs), civil society and extreme poverty. Palash is the author of “Poverty Reduction Strategies in Bangladesh – Rethinking Participation in Policy-making” (2014) and “Dollarisation of Poverty – Rethinking Poverty beyond 2015” (2015), and the editor of “Civil Society in the Global South” (2019).
Palash’s research interests include global social policy, expertise in international development, refugees and displacement, civil society, aid ethnographies, politics of development, participation in policymaking, displacement, global development goals (e.g., SDGs, MDGs), and extreme poverty.
Palash has recently led an interdisciplinary research on understanding the experience of violence and loss of dignity among the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and IDPs in Afghanistan. The project was funded by the British Academy and further details including publications and research reports can be found here.
Palash is currently involved in two small scale studies in Bangladesh and Jordan that look into the host communities’ perception towards the refugees (Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and Syrian Refugees in Jordan).
One of Palash’s current projects investigates the processes that exclude the national development experts (NDEs) in Bangladesh’s development policymaking.