Dr. Nazmunnessa Mahtab is Professor (Supernumery) in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is one of the founding members involved in the establishment of the Department of Women’s Studies in March 2000. She pursued a Masters’ Degree in Politics, with specialization in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),University of London, in 1975. She completed her Ph.D from the University of Delhi, India in 1982. She was a Senior Full Bright Scholar at George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1989 and worked on Women in Administration.
Her areas of specialization includes: Women and Poverty, Gender and Development; Violence Against Women; CEDAW and Women’s Rights; Gender and Governance, Women in Public Policy and Leadership, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.
She has published three books:
1) Women in Bangladesh: From Inequality to Empowerment (2007);
2) Introduction to Women and Gender Studies: Selected Texts on Issues and Concepts, (2011);
3) Women, Gender and Development: Contemporary Issues (2012).
Her recent publications include:
1) “Women’s Transformational Leadership in Bangladesh: Potentials and Challenges,” published in Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia edited by Margaret Alston, Palgrave Macmillan, August 2014;
2) A. co-edited book entitled: “Digital Public Administration And E-Government in Developing Nations,” published by IGI Global Publishers, USA, in August, 2014. Her forthcoming publication include: Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding gender Identity, Representation and Equality, to be published by IGI, Global, USA, December 2015.