Selim Reza is Assistant Professor of Development Studies at the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh. He teaches and researches theories and practices of development, international political economy, human trafficking, migration, modern slavery, forced labour, work and employment. He has a PhD in migration, work and employment from the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Australia where he taught socio-legal studies and sociological research methods as Casual Academic Teacher. Previously he was at the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and worked for the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium coordinated out of the University of Sussex, UK. Selim's field of work comprises of development issues in Asia including labour migration, remittances and poverty, labour recruitment practices, precarious work conditions, human trafficking, and human slavery. His key research interests span labour migration and employment relationship issues that are theoretically founded in the political economy of migrant labour and contingent employment practices. He is keen on academic research in growing inequalities and exploitation of migrant labourers, as a working class, within the neoliberal economic and social models. Currently he is affiliated with the Centre for Assam Studies (CAS) at the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh where he leads a research cluster on conflicts, displacement and forced migration. Also, he is an affiliated faculty of the Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) at York University, Canada.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Labour migration, Precarious work, Labour recruitment and management, Labour exploitation, Modern slavery