Dr. Shafiq Rahman is currently working on a project on the constructions of identity and citizenship of the Bangladeshi-Americans, a non-Arab South Asian and a predominantly Muslim community in the United States. He had extensively studied the Bangladeshi diaspora in the U.S. in his Ph.D. dissertation. In his dissertation, he examined how Bangladeshis utilize media, both mainstream and diasporic, in their identity construction process. He made a trip to New York, his research site, last summer and conducted some follow-up interviews and fieldwork.
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