Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Abdul Wohab

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor 


Ph.D., University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, AUS
Master of Social Work (MSW), Flinders University, Adelaide, AUS

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-6351
Office: NAC 911

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Wohab is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology (PSS), North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently serving as a coordinator of the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), NSU. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, Australia. In his doctoral research, Wohab has investigated how secularism becomes a contested matter in Bangladesh particularly in the political environments. His research interests include identity politics, cultural violence, internet violence, child sexual abuse, media representation and cultural diversity.

Prior to joining in North South University, he worked as a Casual Academic at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work in Flinders University and UniSA College, Adelaide, Australia. Wohab also worked at the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and Community Development projects in the Aboriginal Communities in Australia. In this project, Wohab’s role was to assist the young children and families of the Aboriginal communities to understand the ‘sense of belongingness’ in relation to their experiences of the ‘stolen generations’. 

 In Bangladesh, Wohab worked at the Department of Economics & Social Sciences, Brac University from 2001 before pursuing his higher studies in Australia in 2010. He served as a course coordinator of Savar Residential Campus of Brac University.

 Wohab is an outdoor person. He loves playing soccer, hiking on the mountain and running outside.


  • Wohab, A. (2020). Secularism or Islam? An exploration in Bangladesh 1971-2019 (in review process).

 Book Chapter

  • Wohab, A. (2021). COVID-19 and child sexual abuse: a critical link (in progress).

 Journal articles

  • Wohab, A. (2021). COVID-19 and domestic violence in Bangladesh: why it matters? (in progress).
  •  Wohab, A. (2021), “Secularism” or “no-secularism”? A complex case of Bangladesh, Cogent Social Sciences, vol. 7, no.1, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2021.1928979
  • Wohab, A., & Ali, M. (2015). A Conceptual Framework of Risk-taking Behaviours of Adolescent while using the Internet in Bangladesh.  International Journal of Computer Applications, 132(16): 35-45.
  • Lata, L. N., & A, Wohab. (2011). Relative Deprivation of Children in Dhaka City: A Case Study of Dhanmondi. International Review of Modern Sociology, 37 (2).
  • Lata, L. N., & Wohab A. (2010). Relative Deprivation in Dhaka City: A Case Study of Dhanmondi, Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 6 (1):1-12.
  • Wohab, A., & Akhter, S. (2010). The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Children’s Psychology and Employment. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5:144–149, Available online at
  • Akhter, S., & A. Wohab. (2008). Millennium Development Goal of Improving Maternal Health in Bangladesh: A Review of Concepts. BRAC University Journal, 5(1): 99-112.
  • Akhter, S., & Wohab, A. (2006). Health, Nutrition and Human Resource Development: A critical link. BRAC University Journal, 2 (3):125-132.
  • Wohab, A., & Akhter, S. (2004). Local Level Politics in Bangladesh: Organization and Process, BRAC University Journal, 1(1):23-32.

 Conference and Forum Presentation

  • Wohab, A. (2014). Identity politics and violence: a Bangladesh case study, presented at The Australian Sociological Association - TASA Conference, 24-27 November 2014.
  • Wohab A. (2014). Nationalism and identity politics: a Bangladeshi case study, presented at the Higher Degree Research Forum, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 29 August, 2014.
  • Wohab, A. (2014). Nationalism and identity politics or violence: a Bangladeshi case study, presented at the European Conference on Cultural Studies (ECCS) 2014, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, the conference was organized by the International Academic Forum (IFOR), Asia's Think Tank, 17-20 July 2014.
  • Wohab, A. (2014). A sense of belonging among transnational Bangladeshi communities: is it a political project? presented at the AsiaSpace Conference 2014, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, the conference was organized by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), 7-9 July 2014.
  • Wohab, A. (2013). Politics of ideologies in the formation of Muslim identity, presented at the Higher Degree Research Forum, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 9-10 August 2013.
  • Wohab, A. (2012). The politics of secularism in Bangladesh, presented at the International Symposium, ReOrienting Democracy,December 17-18, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Lata, L. N., & A. Wohab. (2010). Deprivation of Children in Dhaka City: A case study of Dhanmondi, presented at the International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (CHHSS), February 26-28, 2010, Singapore
  • Wohab, A., & Akhter, S. (2010). The effects of childhood sexual abuse, presented at the World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, April 21-25, 2010, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Nurunnaher, Y. Corcoran-Nantes., & Wohab, A. (2008). Theoretical debate on Women's empowerment through microcredit programs: virtuous spiral or vicious circle, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Urban Environmental Practices, 28-31 October 2008; Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 Blog, Youtube & Newspaper Publications

2012-2017      Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding Scholarship for pursuing PhD degree.

2006-2007.     Scholarship for fee-paying coursework student grant, Flinders  

       University, Adelaide, Australia

1997-1998      Merit scholarship for securing first class both at Undergraduate and  

Master degree in Sociology Department, Dhaka University, Bangladesh.

1995-2001      Several awards for extra-curricular activities, especially for the debating competitions at national and international level.

Ph.D in Sociology, University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, Australia

Master of Social Work (MSW), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Masters in Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

09/2020- ongoing       Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Sociology (PSS), North South University

09/2021- ongoing       Coordinator, Center for Peace Studies (CPS), NSU

07/2020-09/2020        Adjunct/Part-time Faculty 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brac University and Department of Sociology, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

07/2018- 02/2020       Casual Academic and External Field Educator

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University, Australia  

 02/2018- 07/2018       Casual Academic

Sociology pathway - Critical Thinking: Media and Academia, University Studies, University of South Australia, Australia

09/2008-06/2010        Senior Lecturer 

Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Brac University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh,  

09/2001- 04/2005       Lecturer

Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (0088)-02-9881265,

 05/2001-09/2001        Research Assistant

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tel: (0088)-02- 9351126 (off), (0088)-02-9344685 (res)


Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Anthropology

Marriage and Family

Research Methodology

Bangladesh Studies

Emergence of Bangladesh

Member of Center for Peace Studies (CPS) at North South University

Australian Sociological Association (TASA), (former member)

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (former member)

Identity politics

Cultural violence

Internet violence

Child sexual abuse

Media representation

Cultural diversity