Fahmida Zaman Ema
Fahmida Zaman Ema is currently working as an executive in the Curriculum Development team. She earned her Masters in Global Politics and Culture from Illinois State University, where she received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2017. For her Master thesis, she examined how the memories of 1947 Indian Partition is affecting the identity politics in Bangladesh. As a graduate student, she published few academic and non-academic articles including Are We Suffering from an Identity Crisis? (April 14, The Star Weekend), Agencies of Social Movements: Experiences of Bangladesh’s Shahbag Movement and Hefazat-e-Islam (Journal of African and Asian Studies), and Death of 1947 Memories in Bangladeshi Politics (South Asia Journal). Fahmida was a teaching assistant for three undergraduate classes and severed as a research assistant Dr. Ali Riaz’s books, Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence and Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh.
She completed her undergraduate at the Asian University for Women in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She spent her junior year at St. Catherine University in Minnesota as a participant of the Near East and South Asia Study Exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of States. At St. Kates, she wrote for the school magazine and led a team of 9 students to represent Kyrgyzstan in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
As an undergrad at AUW, she founded the Asian University for Women Model United Nations Club, led a mentorship program for freshman, and worked with Volunteer for Bangladesh in Chittagong for five years. She was a Junior Fellow at the Asian University for Women and an intern at Democracy International, Witness for Peace in Minnesota, and Ain-O-Salish Kendra.