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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Raqib Chowdhury taught English literature at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 1997 to 2004 as Lecturer and Assistant Professor, and then joined the Monash Faculty of Education upon completing his PhD here in 2008.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in English, a Master's degree in English Literature and a Master's degree in Education (TESOL). In his doctoral thesis he investigated how vested interest groups - such as universities and governments - construct and understand the term 'international' to establish the so-called 'needs' of international students in Australia and how such understanding is promoted for largely implicit commercial and hegemonic reasons. He is author of Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation (Multilingual Matters, 2014) and has published widely in the areas of TESOL and ELT, culture and pedagogy, English teacher education, international education, social justice and identity. Raqib has been invited as Keynote Speaker at three international conferences and he delivers seminars and workshops  overseas on a regular basis.

His latest edited books are Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh (Springer, 2018), Equity, Identity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education (Monash University Publishing, 2019), and Transformation and Empowerment through Education: Reconstructing Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2019). He is currently co-authoring a monograph entitled The Privatisation of Higher Education in Postcolonial Bangladesh: The Politics of Intervention and Control (Routledge, 2019 - upcoming).

Raqib received two Monash University Vice-Chancellor's Social Inclusion Awards in 2010 (Winner) and 2011 (Commendation), as well as the Dean's Award for Programs That Enhance Learning in 2012. In 2003 he won the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Publication in the Faculty of Arts, Dhaka University, where he was teaching at the time.

Raqib is currently supervising 8 doctoral candidates and is involved in a number of international collaborative projects involving Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and China on the themes of higher education reform, teacher training and professional development, and research capacity building.

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Supervision interests

  • Education and Social Justice
  • International Education and International Students
  • Identity and Sociolinguistics
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Culture and Pedagogy
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Monash teaching commitment

  • EDF 5640 Language, culture and curriculum
  • EDF 5642 Bilingualism and content-based programs

Research interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Critical ethnography
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Culture and Pedagogy
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Bilingualism
  • English Teacher Education
  • English as an International Language
  • Identity
  • International Education and International Students

Keywords

  • ESP
  • Education - internationalisation of the curriculum
  • Education and globalisation
  • Education research
  • English as a Second Language
  • International Education/Training
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • TESOL

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Research Output 2000 2019

Embarking on research in the social sciences: understanding the foundational concepts

Chowdhury, R., 18 Feb 2019, In : VNU Journal of Foreign Studies. 35, 1, p. 99-113 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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Identity, Equity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education

Chowdhury, R. & Yazdanpanah, L. K. (ed.), 2 Jan 2019, 1st ed. Clayton Vic Australia: Monash University Publishing. 186 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Introduction: Transformation through education in contemporary times: a Freirean reconsideration

Chowdhury, R., 2019, Transformation and Empowerment Through Education: Reconstructing our Relationship with Education . Chowdhury, R. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Local epistemologies in understanding social justice

Chowdhury, R. & Yazdanpanah, L. K., 2019, Equity, Identity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education. Chowdhury, R. & Yazdanpanah, L. K. (eds.). 1st ed. Clayton Vic Australia: Monash University Publishing, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Transformation and Empowerment Through Education: Reconstructing our Relationship with Education

Chowdhury, R. (ed.), 2019, 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 264 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Publication-2003

Raqib Chowdhury (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning-2012

Raqib Chowdhury (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Social Inclusion-2010

Raqib Chowdhury (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Social Inclusion-2011

Raqib Chowdhury (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2005 2018

  • 10 Contribution to conference
  • 8 Peer review responsibility
  • 3 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

International Graduate Research Symposium

Raqib Chowdhury (Keynote/plenary speaker)
26 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2018

Ed Creely (Organiser), Raqib Chowdhury (Speaker), Alexander Kostogriz (Speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Conference on Education, Psychology and Social Studies 2018

Raqib Chowdhury (Speaker), Novi Restuningrum (Organiser)
10 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

The 6th International Conference on English Language and Teaching

Raqib Chowdhury (Keynote/plenary speaker)
25 Jul 201826 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

TESOL Quarterly (Journal)

Raqib Chowdhury (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility