Shajeela Shawkat did her BSS from BRAC University, Bangladesh, where her thesis work explored the construction of the Hijra identity in Bangladesh and her interlocutors were sex workers who identified as Hijra. Shajeela is also a PhD candidate within the Globalizing Palliative Care research project.
Shajeela did her BSS from BRAC University, Bangladesh, where my thesis work explored the construction of the Hijra identity in Bangladesh and my interlocutors were sex workers who identified as Hijra.
She holds an MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Policy) from Leiden University. Her thesis consisted of exploring diversity in computer science in tertiary education institute in the Netherlands. Her academic passion is to explore issues of surveillance through artificial intelligence in the Global South.
Additionally, she holds four years of working experience in the non-profit sector of Bangladesh where she designed schools. In addition to 10 years of volunteering experience, she has conducted several workshops on leadership. Furthermore, Shajeela was recently part of an interdisciplinary team in a hackathon hosted by the European Space Agency where they won a prize from Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands.
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