Muhammad Ashikur Rahman

PhD Student and Graduate Teaching AssistantMuhammad Rahman

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I hold a Bachelor degree and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I started out as a researcher at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development in 2013. I have garnered qualitative research skills from the institute and after four years of work there I joined the University of Leicester to pursue my PhD with a GTAship award.



My research interests broadly include labour politics and governance in third world countries as well as comparative industrial relations. More specifically, my work examines the relative position of the State and capitalists vis-à-vis trade unions.


Naomi Hossain, Devangana Kalita, Muhammad Ashikur Rahman et al. (2017) Framing ‘food riots’: Subsistence protests in international and national media, 2007-2012. Book chapter “Food riots, food rights and the politics of provisions”. Routledge.

Naomi Hossain, Mirza Hassan, Muhammad Ashikur Rahmna et al. (2017) The problem with Teachers: The Political Settlement and Education Quality Reforms in Bangladesh. ESID Working Paper No. 86

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