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Ms Farhana Rahman

Ms Farhana Rahman

PhD Candidate, Centre for Gender Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies


Farhana Rahman is a Cambridge International Trust Scholar and PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. She is co-founder of Silkpath Relief Organization, a non-profit providing humanitarian assistance to individuals devastated by calamities – in Afghanistan, and with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Malaysia. Farhana also works as a consultant offering technical expertise and trainings on gender equality, social policy, and human rights. Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in various journals, including Journal of Refugee Studies and Feminist Review.

Research Interests

Through feminist ethnographic research, Farhana's doctoral research seeks to explore how forced migration and mass exodus of the Rohingya community to the refugee camps outside of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has transformed Rohingya gender relations and roles in displacement – specifically, how forced migration has affected the gendered subjectivities and lived experiences of Rohingya refugee women.