Mostafizur Rahman

Mostafizur Rahman

Lecturer of Sociology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences In Humanities

Education Hightlights:

Master of Social Sciences (first class first), Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Social Sciences (first class first & gold medalist), Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reasearch Interest:

Medical sociology and public health
Environmental and health aspects of modern technology
Assessment of human-technology relations
Social aspects of technology and innovation
Intellectual property management, ethical issues, and policy dynamics


Dr. Helal Uddin Khan Shamsul Arefin Memorial Gold Medal, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aftab Jahan Memorial Scholarship, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Graduate Scholarship, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Merit Scholarship, Tertiary Education, Jashore Education Board, Bangladesh
Merit Scholarship (district first), Junior High School Education, Bangladesh
Merit Scholarship (district second), Primary School Education, Bangladesh


Book Chapters

[1] Rahman, M., Hossain, A., Sufian, A., and Anwar, N. (2022). ‘They Learn from Home: The Effectiveness of Deschooled Learning on Mental Health and Behavior of Students during COVID-19 in Bangladesh.’ In Ahmed, I. (ed.), Futures of Higher Education (chapter 8). Center for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka.


[2] Halim, S., Islam, M.T., and Rahman, M. (2021). ‘The Faculty of Social Sciences: A Hub of Teaching and Research on Socio-Political Issues.’ In Chowdhury, AKA and Alam, F. (eds), The University of Dhaka and the Making and Shaping of Bangladesh (pp. 166-184). University of Dhaka.

Journal Articles

[1] Rahman, M., and Anwar, N. (2022). ‘Living between Brackets: Public-Private Patriarchal Violence and the Mental State of Women on Both Sides of Radcliffe Line.’ Journal of Social Studies (JSS), 18 (2): 279. DOI: 10.21831/jss.v18i2.49597.


[2] Rahman, M., Saha, P., and Uddin, J. (2022). ‘Associations of Antenatal Care Visit with Utilization of Institutional Delivery Care Services in Afghanistan: Intersections of Education, Wealth, and Household Decision-making Autonomy.’ BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Springer Nature Journal), 22: 255. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-022-04588-0.


[3] Rahman, M., Hossain, A., Sufian, A., and Anwar, N. (2021). ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Demand, Hesitancy, and Nationalism: The Case of Protection Motivation Behavior in Bangladesh.’ Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (Impact factor 1.353), 15 (10): 1388-1395. DOI:10.3855/jidc.15029.


[4] Rahman, M., Saha, P., Anwar, N., and Hossain, A. (2021). ‘He Hurts Her Womb: Physical-Sexual Violence and Pregnancy Complications among Women in Afghanistan.’ Health Promotion Perspectives (Impact factor 1.767), 11 (4): 485-491. DOI: 10.34172/hpp.2021.61.


[5] Rahman, M., Uddin, J., Lata, L.N., and Uddin, J. (2021). ‘Associations of Forms of Intimate Partner Violence with Low Birth Weight in India: Findings from a Population-Based Survey.’ The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine (Taylor and Francis), June 28; 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1940129.


[6] Uddin, J., Uddin, H., and Rahman, M. (2020). ‘Association of Women’s Occupation with Actual and Ideal Number of Children in Bangladesh: A Case of Role Incompatibility.’ Demography and Social Economy, 2(40): 139-154. DOI: 10.15407/dse2020.01,0XX.


[7] Rahman, M. (2019). ‘Gender Marginality and Health Hazard: A Study on Women Waste Collectors in Dhaka, Bangladesh.’ International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 3(1): 9-20. DOI: 10.29251/ijpph.2019.02.

Conference Papers

[1] Rahman, M., Hossain, A., Sufian, A., and Anwar, N. (2021). ‘After Knowledge: An Example Study on the Effectiveness of Information.’ Presented in international e-conference on Celebrating 100 years of the University of Dhaka: Reflections from Alumni- International as well as National (Webinar 6: Futures of Higher Education), University of Dhaka, held on 26 June.



[2] Anwar, N., and Rahman, M. (2020). ‘Living between Brackets: Patriarchal Violence and Mental Health of Bengali Women.’ Presented in ICSL 2020 conference on Gender, Health, Information and Environment, East West University (Dhaka), held on 28 February.

Magazine Articles

[1] Rahman, M. (2022). ‘An Outline of Outliers’ Disparity: Selling Mental Illness Sufferers in Labor Market.’ Research and Welfare Review.


[2] Rahman, M. (2021). ‘The Backdoor Women: Voices from Other Side of Wall.’ Research and Welfare Review.

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