Dr. Md. Faruk Shah


Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Arts & Social Science
Bangladesh University Of Professionals
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh



Dr. Md. Faruk Shah (ড. মোঃ ফারুক শাহ)

Associate Professor (Adjunct)

Dr. Md. Faruk Shah is an Associate Professor ofthe Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has12 years of teaching experience at university level and 15 years as a freelanceresearcher in the field of gender, resettlement, health and development. He hasa sound educational background that includes Postgraduate-level education witha PhD in Anthropology under the School of Social Sciences from the Universityof Auckland, New Zealand. Moreover, he has completed BSS (Honors) and MSS (oneyear) degree in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Alongwith teaching, he has carried out extensive research works on gender and healthissues, ethnic communities and development, micro-credit program and highereducation in Bangladesh

Academic Qualification: 

PhD in Anthropology, School of SocialSciences

University ofAuckland, New Zealand (2015).

Master of Social Sciences in Anthropology (2005)

University of Dhaka, Faculty ofSocial Sciences, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Anthropology (2004)

University of Dhaka, Faculty ofSocial Sciences, Bangladesh

Ph.D, University of Auckland
Masters, University of Dhaka
Honors, University of Dhaka
H.S.C, Ambari College
S.S.C, Jashai High School
Shah, M.F. (2020). Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan


Rahman, MM & Shah, MF (2019). Constructing theChallenges and Meaning of Postgraduate Study Abroad by Bangladeshi Students: AQualitative Narrative Analysis of Personal Experiences. Man and Culture, Vol 4:29-52.

Shah, M. F. (2016). GlobalBiomedicine: Issues of biomedical Power, Indigenization and Capitalism. Social Science Journal, No 20:215-230.

Shah, M. F. (2016). Indigenous health knowledge of the SantalCommunity: Its importance and protection, Manand Culture, Vol 2:61-67.

Shah, M. F. (2015). Changing Medical Practices and Behavior of theSantal Community in Bangladesh: Co-existence or Biomedical Hegemony? Rajshahi University Journal of SocialScience and Business Studies, Vol-20-22: 29-42.

Hossain, K. M.; Shah,M. F. & Haque. R. (2014).Historical Background and Reality of the Rituals of Hijras: An AnthropologicalAnalysis. Probandhaboli, Vol 7:66-78.

Shah, M.F.& Fatema, Mahmuda (2010).Traditional Political System of the Santal Community and Its Changing Nature:An Analysis. Trinomul Uddog, Vol.1:22-41.

Begum, J &Shah, M. F. (2009). The Santal Community: A Study in Cultural Change. Journal of Dhaka International University,Vol-1:45-61.

Shafie, H.A; Shah,M. F. & Rahman, H. (2009). Life and Livelihood of the Pahan Communityof Barind Tract. Dhaka ViswavidyalayPatrika, Vol.89:89-104.

Ali, A.; ShahM. F. & Rahman,H. (2008). Social Organization, Kinship and ReligiousBeliefs of the Mahali Community of Barind Tract. Dhaka Viswavidyalay Patrika, Vol.85&86:89-100.

Shah, M. F. (2007). Socioeconomiccondition of the Hijra community: An Anthropological Study, Trinomul Uddog, Vol. 1:61-80.

  1. Teaching, Research and Training
  • Anthropology of Development, Anthropological Theories, Psychology and Development, Development Ethics, Research Methodology, World Civilization, Bangladesh Studies

  • Shah, M.F. (2015). “An Ethnography of Biomedicine and Healing in Rural Bangladesh.” Dept. of Anthropology, University of Auckland.
  • Shah, M.F. (2015). “Modernity and indigenization of biomedicine in Bangladesh.” Healthcare Transformation in Asia, Taipe, Taiwan.
  • Shah, M.F. (2015). “Modernity and biomedicine: The case of the village doctors.” Cascadia Conference, University of Washington, USA.
  • Shah, M.F. (2015). “Aggressive drug promotion and weak governance in Bangladesh: Who pays the price?” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Shah, M.F. (2015). “Allopathic Medicine and Modernity: An Ethnographic Study of Village Doctors in Bangladesh.” American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Shah, M.F. (2014). “Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh.” Association of Social Anthropology of New Zealand, Queenstown, New Zealand.

a)      University of Aucklnad Doctoral Scholarship 2011;

b)      Auckland University Arts Faculty Grant 2012