Asha Islam Nayeem (Bangladesh)

Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem is a Professor at the Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since 1989, she has been an active member of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History and is currently in the Bangladesh History Association and is an Advisor to the National Archives of Bangladesh. Dr. Asha is Editor of two journals, The Bangladesh History Association Journal, and The Bangladesh Journal of American Studies. She has published extensively on women’s education in 19th and 20th century Bengal in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Asha has contributed chapters in the following books, Avril Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley (eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: The Colonial Experience, published by Oxford University Press, India, 2006; Mary O’Dowd and June Purvis (eds.), A History of the Girl: Formation, Education and Identity, published by Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland; and, Asha Islam and Aksadul Alam (eds.), Readings in Bengal History: Identity Formation and Colonial Legacy, published by the Bangladesh History Association, 2018. She is awaiting the publication of her forthcoming book titled, From Andarmahal to Schools: Women’s Education in 19th and Early 20th Century Bengal from University Press Limited. Dr. Asha is well-travelled and is proficient in English, Hindi and Japanese, apart from her mother tongue Bengali.