Raihan Sharif

Photo RaihanRaihan M.  Sharif is an Assistant Professor in English at Jahangirnagar University. He worked as a Fulbright Scholar (from 2011 to 2013) in Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, USA. Raihan is a scholar-activist, organizer, lyricist, and poet. In his scholarly works, he spatializes resistance against homo-neoliberal and neo-imperial forces while decolonizing influential academic discourses: sexual citizenship, queer politics, neoliberal diversity, hybridity discourses, etc. Raihan also examines unequal power relations along the host/migrant paradigm in the US; challenges the politics of native agents in diasporic fictions; destabilizes global Islamophobia within the frame of moral panic in the west; critiques abandonment of disabled and poor people in the global south; exposes the imperial logic of hybridity discourses (Bhabha); studies creation, growth, and sustainability of academic programs related to inequality (e.g. ethnic, LGBTQ, disability, critical cultural studies); examines dissenting citizenship (Maira); and investigates queer asylum cases. Raihan is an Editor and Fellow at Heathwood. He helps guide and manage the Race, Class, Gender, and Ability: Cultural Studies and Critical Intersections research cluster.