Nahid Sultana is currently a doctoral student in the school of Social Work at McGill University. She completed her MSW from the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Prior to that, she has completed her M. Phil, MSS and BSS in Public Administration at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Her research interests include Poverty, Women in Oppression and NGOs in Development. Nahid sees herself spending her career primarily in research for people in need, especially women who are oppressed in her society. After finished her MPhil study, she has joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at the same university. After came to Canada, she worked as a research assistant in a project at the Brenda Strafford Centre, Calgary which examines the effectiveness of volunteer program in the prevention of domestic violence and also worked in different projects at the Centre for Social Work Research and Professional Development of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Also she has work experience with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology which is an international agency working to provide safe drinking water and sanitation services around the world. She has published few journal articles on NGO for development, status of women, violence against women, role of NGOs to increase awareness, women empowerment, women participation in local government and so on. Nahid hopes to develop her skills as a professional researcher in macro level practice.
Nahid sultana is currently working with her supervisor on a project entitled Definition and Measurement of Asset Poverty in Canada. The primary goal of this project is to estimate levels of asset poverty in Canada and its ten provinces. This project is operating through the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) at McGill University. Nahid’s doctoral research will focus on the asset poverty among immigrant to Canada.
Nahid [dot] sultana [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca