Fatimah Akhtar Momtaz is a lecturer of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology in Leiden University. She graduated from BRAC University, Bangladesh with an Interdisciplinary degree in Bachelors in Social Sciences in Anthropology. Her thesis was focused on exploring the shifting political landscapes of religious sentiments and secularism in Bangladesh.
Fatimah holds an MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Policy in Practice) from Leiden University, where her thesis explored the role of humanitarian organizations as (a)political entities and its impact on undocumented communities in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
She has previously contributed to research work in exploring sustainable fashion, gendered violence in public transports, and religious extremism in rural Bangladesh. She has previous experiences in working with migration policies, anthropology of religion, political anthropology, anthropology of gender, and sustainable production.