Hasan Mahmud

Assistant Professor in Residence, Liberal Arts Program
Email: hasan.mahmud@northwestern.edu
Phone: +974 4454 5041
Office Location: 2-222


Hasan Mahmud is assistant professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. He has a PhD in sociology from the University of California Los Angeles, an MA in global studies from Sophia University in Tokyo, and an MSS and a BSS in sociology from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He was a visiting faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Ball State University prior to coming to NU-Q. 

His teaching and research interests include sociological theories, globalization, international migration and development, identity politics, and global ethnography. His research has appeared in such publications as Current Sociology, Migration & Development, Contemporary Justice Review, and Journal of Socio-economic Research and Development.

Courses Taught at NU-Q
  • Sociology 242-0 Topics in Sociology: Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 387-0 Advanced Topics in Sociology: Sociological Theories
Areas of Research
  • Globalization
  • Development
  • International migration
  • Migrants’ remittances
  • Migration management
  • Identity politics
  • Global ethnography
Selected Publications


Mahmud, Hasan (Forthcoming) Social Determinants of Remitting Practices among Bangladeshi Migrants in Japan. Sociological Perspective.

Mahmud, Hasan (2015) Impact of the Destination State on Migrants’ Remittances: A Study of Remitting among Bangladeshi Migrants in the USA, the UAE and Japan. Migration & Development. DOI:10.1080/21632324.2015.1022007

Mahmud, Hasan (2014) It’s my money: Social class and the perception of remittance among Bangladeshi migrants in Japan. Current Sociology, 62(3): 418-430.

Mahmud, Hasan (2013) Enemy or Ally: Migrants, Intermediaries and the State in Bangladeshi Migration to Japan and the United States. Migration and Development, 2(1): 1-15.

Mahmud, Hasan (2008) Drug Addiction and Identity Politics: The Spiritual Use of Ganja (cannabis) in Bangladesh. Contemporary Justice Review, 11(4): 441-458.

Mahmud, Hasan (2008) Globalization, Development and Migration: An Alternative Model of Income Generation for the Poor People in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Socio-economic Research and Development, 5(4): 392-404.

Mahmud, Hasan (2006) Methods in Social Research: A Critical Appraisal. Journal of Sociology (a University of Dhaka publication), 2(2): 47-54.

Encyclopedia Entry

Mahmud, Hasan (2014) Bangladeshi Americans in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia, edited by Mary Yu Danico, Sage Publications.

Book Reviews

Mahmud, Hasan (Forthcoming) Review of: Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America by Vivek Bald, National Identities.

Mahmud, Hasan (2015) Review of: Insufficient Funds: The Culture of Money in Low-Wage Transnational Families by Hung Cam Thai, European Journal of Development Research, 27(2): 331–333.

Mahmud, Hasan (2014) Review of: Development, Power and the Environment: Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability by Md. Saidul Islam, Journal of South Asian Development, 9(3): 309-312.

Mahmud, Hasan (2013) Review of Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora, by Nazli Kibria. Journal of Asian American Studies, 16(1): 123-25.

Selected Fellowships

Hosei International Fund Fellowship, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, 2013-14

Asia Institute Graduate Fellowship, UCLA, 2012-13

Monbukagakusho (Postgraduate) Scholarship, the Government of Japan, 2006-08

Kawahara Fieldwork Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA, 2012

Selected Awards

Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award 2015

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, UCLA, 2013

Salimullah Gold Medal, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003