Dr. Mehraj Jahan

Dr. Mehraj Jahan

Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Abu Dhabi

B.A (Hons) Dhaka University Dhaka Bangladesh.
M.A           Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, PA.USA. December 1983.
Ph.D         Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, PA.USA. December 1987. 

Year Joined Zayed University:2007

Affiliations & Collaboration: International Sociological Association; Network of Asian Women; AWARE- Association of Women for Action and Research, Singapore


Zayed University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Courses taught: COL courses , Global Awareness, Colloquium Advising, Career Exploration, Introduction to Psychology, 2006 - 2010.

Lecturer, Department of Organizational Behavior, School of Business, National University of Singapore 1999-2005. Courses taught: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Interpersonal Relations-Theory and Practice.

Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, June1996- July1998. Course taught: Introduction to Sociology.

Lecturer (part time) University of Maryland University Program in Singapore. 2003-04. Course taught: Introduction to Sociology. 

Tutor at the Dept. of Sociology, National University of Singapore 1988-1995. Course taught: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology.

Lecturer, American College, Singapore 1992 – 1995 Courses Taught: Principles of Sociology, Contemporary Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Problems, Anthropology, Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology

Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Management, 1990-1992


Abu Dhabi Campus, FF1-1-048


+9712 599 3737

Teaching Areas

Global Studies, Social Change and Development, Women and Development,  Gender studies, Sociology of work, Organizational Behavior.

Research and Professional Activities

Research Focus:

  • Actively involved in action research. Current project on biographical studies of Bangladeshi domestic workers in Abu Dhabi.

  • Ongoing research on Migration: Comparative study of migrant workers in UAE and Singapore.

  • Ongoing research on comparative study of Foreign Domestic Workers in ASEAN countries in collaboration with University of Tokushima, Japan since September 2007.

  • Coordinator of NAW (Network of Asian Women) an NGO operating from Singapore.

  • Organizer of NGOs in Singapore and Bangladesh.

My Publication:

  1. Coping and Overcoming: South Asian Domestic Workers in the UAE” in A.K. Sahoo (ed) Migration to the Gulf. Delhi: Rawat Publications (in Press, 2014) [with Habibul Khondker]

  2. "Development as Well-being: A Case Study of Women's Development in Bangladesh" in Journal of Human Well-Being 2003 /3/1 pp 26-34. Chubu Gakuin University, Japan