Professor Dina M. Siddiqi is a cultural anthropologist by training. Her research -- grounded in the study of Bangladesh -- joins critical development studies, transnational feminist theory, and the anthropology of labor and Islam. She has published extensively on the global garment industry and supply chains, non-state gender justice systems, and the cultural politics of Islam, feminism, and nationalism. She is currently engaged in a project on discourses of national development and the travels of civilizational feminism. Her publications are available at the Research Gate site.
Professor Siddiqi sits on the editorial boards of Contemporary South Asia, Dialectical Anthropology, and the Journal of Bangladesh Studies. She serves on the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), and is on the Editorial Board of Routledge’s Women in Asia Publication Series. She is also on the Executive Board of Sakhi for South Asian Women.
She is affiliated with the Law, Ethics, History, and Religion (LEHR) and the Global Cultures concentrations. Courses offered include:
- Foundations of Modernity: Imperialism, Colonialism, and Nationalism
- Feminist Politics and Ethics: Transnational Perspectives
- Global Solidarities: Gender, Islam, and Transnational Capital
- Gender, Religion, Violence
- The Economization of Life
- On the Production of Difference: Histories and Ethnographies of South Asia (South Asian Cultures)