Dr.Habibul Khondker


B.A. (Hons)    Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dhaka.
M.A.               Comparative Historical Sociology, Carleton University, Ottawa,
Ph.D.             Sociology, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) 1985.


Year Joined Zayed University: 2006

Affiliations & Collaboration : Member, International Sociological Association, Vice-President Research Committee on Sociology of Development and Social Transformation, ISA


Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Zayed University, 2006 – present.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (1998-January 2006).
Research Associate, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 2005-2006.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (1992 - 1998).
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (1985 - 1992). 
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh (1984-85).
Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, (1982-84).

Honor’s & Awards:

  • Andrew-Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship


Abu Dhabi Campus, FF 1-1-53


02-599 3850

Teaching Areas

Global Studies, Comparative Sociology, Comparative Political Systems, Culture, Identity and Globalization, Research Methods, Social Theories. Sociology of Migration, Gender and Society.

Research and Professional Activities

Dr. Khondker’s research interests cover globalization theories and global modernity which he explores through studies on national development, role of science and technology in development, gender issues in science,  migration, sociology of disasters and political sociology with focus on state and  civil society relations.

Dr. Khondker’s articles on globalization, state, civil society, democracy, famine, internet, science and gender issues have appeared in journals such as Armed Forces and Society, Asian Journal of Social Science, The British Journal of Sociology, City, Current Sociology, Globalizations, International Migration, International Sociology, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, International Journal of Mass Emergencies, South Asia, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Dr. Khondker is on the editorial board of Globalizations (Routledge) and Journal of Classical Sociology (Sage). The Encounters (Zayed University).

Selected Publication:

  1. “From the Silent Spring to the Globalization of Environmental Movement” in Journal of International and Global Studies (E-journal, USA), 5 (3), 2014
  2. Khondker, H. and U. Schuerkens, (2014) “Social Transformation, Development and Globalization” in Sociopedia. International Sociological Association.
  3. http://www.sagepub.net/isa/admin/viewPDF.aspx?&art=SocialTransformation.pdf
  4. “Globalization, Glocalization, or Global Studies: What’s in a Name?” Globalizations. 10 (4) August, 2013 pp. 527 – 531
  5. “Globalization and Transformation of Gender Relations in Asia” in Nikolai Genov (Ed) Global Trends and Regional Development, New York: Routledge,  (2012) pp. 155 - 171
  6. “Role of the New Media in the Arab Spring” in Globalizations,  8 (5), pp. 673 – 679
  7. The Middle East and the 21st Century Globalization.  Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Habibul H. Khondker (eds) Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Zayed University Press, 2010. p.260
  8. Globalization: East and West (co-author Bryan Turner) London: Sage, 2010 p. 239
  9. “Globalization, Disasters and Disaster Response”, in The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies, Edited by Bryan Turner, New York: Routledge 2010. Pp. 227 – 244 
  10. "Bengali-Speaking Families in Singapore: Home, Nation and the World"  in International Migration (2008) Vol. 46, No. 4
  11. Asia and Europe in Globalization. Goran Therborn and Habibul Haque Khondker (Ed) (Brill, 2006).