Mr. Md Abdullah Al Mamun is an Associate Professor of the Department of Folklore under the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He joined the University of Rajshahi in February 2006 as Lecturer of Folklore Studies. Subsequently, he was promoted to the post of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in 2009 and 2017 respectively. Since 2006, he has been teaching at tertiary level and conducting research activities by bridging folklore, policy, development and sustainability studies in achieving a better tomorrow for Bangladesh as well as South Asia. Besides, he is particularly interested to do his research work by determining and strengthening relationships of the related academic disciplines and the emerging subject matters in development folklore and policy studies, climate change and environmental folklore, agricultural folklore and rural economies, material folklore and economic development, public health and medical folklore, folk life and rural development, indigenous knowledge and community development, sustainable livelihoods, inclusive development, and sustainability studies.
Mr. Mamun obtained the Bachelor of Arts (Honors) and Master of Arts (Thesis) in Folklore Studies from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Afterwards, he earned a degree of Master of Economics by research work in Economic Development and Policies from Kobe University, Japan in 2016. In addition, he supervises researches at postgraduate level on various issues in accordance with the multidisciplinary dynamism and application of folklore, policy, development, and sustainability studies. He has guided many field studies to supervise the research projects of students at different rural places in Bangladesh. Also, he is experienced in research and evaluation of action research works based project of Governmental Organizations and NGO’s.
Mr. Mamun knows how to conduct the quantitative research independently and is well familiar with quantitative software like STATA. He is confident to handle the knowledge of economic models, tools and techniques. However, he prefers mixed approaches in research works as long as he is basically a qualitative researcher. He has published a number of peer-reviewed research works along with international researchers in home journal as well as international journals. Moreover, he is the editor of different home journals in addition to being a reviewer of home and international journals. Together with, he is a founder executive editor for the interdisciplinary journal of Inclusive Development and Sustainability Studies targeting development goals of the United Nations.