Arefa Sultana

Arefa Sultana

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Arefa Sultana is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide. Her main research interests include religion and politics, secularism, Islam and democracy, democratic leadership, voting behaviour, and ethnicity. She has published many journal articles, including the most recent articles on the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh-Myanmar and the Effectiveness of Anti-corruption Commission in Bangladesh.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Associate Professor Begum Rokeya University
    2017 - 2023 Assistant Professor Begum Rokeya University
    2014 - 2017 Lecturer Begum Rokeya University
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2021 Flinders University Australia Master of Public Policy and Management
    2011 - 2012 University of Dhaka Bangladesh Master of Social Sciences
    2007 - 2011 University of Dhaka Bangladesh Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation Flinders University Australia
    Australia Award Scholarship, Intake 2020 Australia Awards Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Sultana, A. (2021). Effectiveness of the Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission to control corruption in the public sector: Lessons from the Corrupt Practice Investigation Bureau of Singapore. Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5(no. 1).
    2021 Sultana, A. (2021). Value pluralism in Rohingya refugee crisis of Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Politics and Society, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, vol. 5(no. 1).
    2018 Sultana, A., Kana, R., & L, T. (2018). The effectiveness of Japanese foreign policy in possible leadership of Asia (Bengali Version). Journal of Sociology, vol. 1(no. 2).
    2017 Sultana, A., & Biswas, D. K. (2017). Economic freedom of employed women in Bangladesh: A study of selected districts. Journal of Public Administration, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh, vol. 1(no. 1).
    2017 Sultana, A., & Sultana, M. R. (2017). 'Recent Rohingya crisis and the human security of Bangladesh: An analysis' (Bengali Version). Journal of Public Administration, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh,, vol. 1(no. 3).
    2016 Biswas, D. K., & Sultana, A. (2016). Celebrity engagement in politics: A study on South Asian perspective. Journal of Social Sciences, Jagannath University, Bangladesh, vol. 4 & 5(no. 1-2).
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Academic Integrity Ambassador Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Adelaide Journal of Social Sciences University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - 2022 Associate Editor Journal of Social Sciences Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur Bangladesh

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