Academics / ANP / Research


    Faculty members and graduate students are engaged in several researches around the year. Faculties of the Department constantly engage themselves in research in a broad range of areas covering issues from linguistic anthropology, ecological anthropology, ethnicity and nationalism, politics of development, child rights and gender role, policy issues, visual and media anthropology, indigenous resource management, migration, etc. Faculties regularly publish books and research articles in international and national academic journals. Graduate/undergraduate students are encouraged and engaged with research and paper publications as well. The anthropology department of SUST has been producing a platform for scholars to engage with the diverse sets of life and culture in Bangladesh. The first effort was taken in the year 1999; it was named 'Nribijnan Porjalochona' (নৃবিজ্ঞান পর্যালোচনা), then its English version' Anthropology Review' was published bi-yearly. After some volumes, it was closed. Another SUST Journal of Anthropology, "Anthropologist," published in the year 2013, offers a platform for critical thoughts, interdisciplinary explorations, and intellectual endeavors. Fieldwork and Ethics Fieldwork has been the hallmark of anthropology since its inception. The Department organizes fieldwork in two semesters. Students in the fourth and sixth semesters get the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in several remote areas in the country or abroad. The students and the faculty members join in the fieldwork to guide them. Students greatly benefitted from the fieldwork. Besides, ethics in anthropological fieldwork have great value. In the research methodology course, students learn about the importance of ethics. All students must complete several trainings on ethics before they leave for the fieldwork.