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Public Lecture on Prospecting Research Studies Abroad

December 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A public lecture on “Prospecting Research Studies Abroad: The Practicalities of Choosing Topics, Universities and Supervisors.”


About the Lecture

To date Raqib Chowdhury has completed supervising 10 PhD students successfully and is currently supervising a number of doctoral candidates, some of whom are also international students. Based on his experience as a research supervisor, this presentation will discuss some of the practicalities that will help prospective PhD candidates make the right decisions in choosing a suitable topic and preparing a proposal for graduate research. Importantly, it will discuss how to apply successfully for doctoral candidature at Monash and other Australian universities, what supervisors and scholarship providers look for in successful applications, and how to best approach a supervisor. Prospective Masters by Research and PhD candidates seeking to study overseas will find this presentation helpful. There will be opportunities for Q&A in the second half of this presentation.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Raqib Chowdhury taught English literature in the Department of English, University of Dhaka from 1997 to 2004 and then joined the Monash Faculty of Education as academic in 2009 upon completing his PhD from Monash in 2008. He holds a Bachelors degree in English and Masters degrees in English Literature and in Education (TESOL). Raqib has published extensively in the areas of TESOL and ELT, culture and pedagogy, international education, social justice and identity. His current research focuses on social justice issues in education, higher education policy reforms and family language policies. His published research comprises five books, numerous refereed journal articles, including award-winning papers, and book chapters for edited volumes published by Springer, Routledge and Multilingual Matters. Raqib is on the editorial board of several international journals
and is frequently invited as keynote speaker for international conferences at universities across South East Asia.

Raqib is author of Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation (Multilingual Matters, 2014). His latest books are Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh (Springer, 2018), Equity, Identity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education (Monash University Publishing, 2019), and Transformation and Empowerment through Education (Routledge, 2019). He is currently co-authoring a monograph entitled The Privatisation of Higher Education in Postcolonial Bangladesh: The Politics of Intervention and Control (Routledge, 2020 – upcoming). Originally from Dhaka, Raqib has been living in ustralia with his family for almost 20 years.


December 19, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Center for Language Studies (CLS) and Department of English & Humanities (DEH), ULAB


Auditorium, Campus A
House #56, Road #4A
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.