PhD Students

Mohammad Sajjad Hossain


Master’s in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bachelor’s in Social Work, University of Dhaka

Teaching Interests

  • Research methods
  • Social justice-focused courses

Research Interests

  • Social exclusion
  • Older adults
  • Women empowerment
  • Human rights
  • Social justice


  • Hossain, M.S., Zaman, B. & Islam, M.S. (2022). How do they respond, and what do they gain? Experiences of women subject to intimate partner violence in Bangladesh. Police Staff College Journal, 9(1), 30-47.
  • Hossain M.S. (2022). Social stigma, exclusion, discrimination, and access of Dalit children to education in Bangladesh. Jagannath University Journal of Arts, 12(1), 324-336.
  • Hossain, M.S. (2019). Patriarchy and denial of Muslim women’s access to inheritance: A study in rural Bangladesh. Police Staff College Journal, 6(1), 13-26.
  • Hossain, M.S. (2018). Young widows’ experience of social life: A study on rural Muslim society in Bangladesh (Bengali). The Journal of Social Development, 29(1), 99-114.
  • Hossain, M.S. (2017). Multiple deprivations and social exclusion of Dalit communities in Bangladesh: A case study on sweeper community. The Jagannath University Journal of Social Science, 6 & 7(1&2), 143-154.
  • Hossain, M.S., Zaman, B., & Khan, M.M. R. (2013). Reproductive health knowledge among urban working adolescent students. Development Compilation: A Journal of The Centre for Human Resources Information and Development, 8(1), 67-75.

Conference Presentations

  • Hossain, M.S., & Pope, N.D. (2023, November). Adapting autoethnography to explore cultural and generational differences on aging. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • Pope, N.D., Hossain, M.S., & Gibson, A. (2023, November). Virginia Bell: An oral History of a gerontological social worker and pioneer in dementia care. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • Gibson, A., Pope, N.D., & Hossain, M.S. (2023, November). Supporting persons living along with dementia: Findings from a pilot study. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL.


Sajjad is a long-time social work educator, working as a university professor in Bangladesh for more than 15 years before starting the PhD program. His research focuses on social exclusion, older adults, empowerment of women, human rights, and social justice. Sajjad’s published work has addressed Dalits’ rights, intimate partner violence, and women’s rights.
In his free time, Sajjad enjoys working in a community vegetable garden that he shares with other students.