Dr. Tunvir Ahamed Shohel
Professor

Dr. Tunvir Ahamed Shohel is a Professor in Sociology Discipline at Khulna University, Bangladesh. He joined Khulna University as a Lecturer at November 03, 2009.  His work draws on and contributes to the study of culture and gender on development initiatives such as financial inclusion programs (e.g., microfinance) targeting women in developing countries, specifically Bangladesh, where he has worked and conducted research for over seven (7) years.

Dr. Shohel holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Monash University, Australia, a MA (Mgr.) degree in Sociology from Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and MSS and BSS degree in Sociology from Khulna University, Bangladesh. Dr. Shohel’s research work and publications deploy the knowledge of sociology to address issues relevant to social inequalities and gender. His additional research expertise covers areas such as climate change vulnerabilities of the indigenous communities living in the coastal regions, social perception, and recognition of mental health issues. However, culture remains his base analytical frame for research. 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology, Monash University, Clayton campus, Australia - (2017-2021)
  • Master Degree in Sociology (Magistr), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic - (2012-2014)
  • Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in Sociology, Khulna University, Bangladesh - (2009-2010)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in Sociology, Khulna University, Bangladesh (2005-2008)


Gender
Financial Inclusion
Indigenous Community
 Culture
Mental Health 
Climate, Geography and Environment 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Knowledge, practices, and transformation of drinking water management system of the indigenous communities: A qualitative investigation in Bangladesh Principal Investigator 14/11/2021 Nov 2022 National

  • Professor (June 03, 2021 to present date) Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Associate Professor (November 03, 2016  → June 02, 2021), Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Assistant Professor (November 03, 2011 → November 02, 2016), Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (November 03, 2009 → November 02, 2011), Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh


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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Impact of Conventional Gender Roles of Women on Microfinance Participation : A Qualitative Study from Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 1st January, 2022 January 2023
2 Domestic Duties Portrayed by Men in Microfinance Receiving Households in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 1st January, 2022 January 2023
3 Impact of Purdah on Microfinance Recipients : A Qualitative Investigation from Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2022 December 2022
4 Deconstructing the Reality of Loan Use among the Microfinance Receiving Households in Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2022 December 2022
5 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Microfinance Receiving Women : A Qualitative Study in Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2022 December 2022
6 Dual Role Complexity of Employed women on the Sphere of their Family Life in Urban Bangladesh:A Study in Khulna City of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2010 31st December, 2010
7 Socio-psychology perspective of Suicide:An Empirical Account of the real field Situation Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2010 31st December, 2010
8 Patients satisfaction Regarding of Health Services at Khulna Medical College hospitals(KMCH) of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2010 31st December, 2010
9 Impact of mothers Profession on Health and Nutrition Of Children: A study in Khulna city. Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2011 31st December, 2011
10 Status of women in Household Decision Making Process: A comparative study between Rural & Urban Area of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2011 31st December, 2011
11 The Plight of Hunger: A study on the Underemployed Housemaid in Khulna City Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2011 31st December, 2011
12 Impact of mobile phone on the Students of Khulna Tanvir Ahmed University Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2011 31st December, 2011
13 Knowledge and Practices Regarding Safe Motyherhood in Ruhul Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2014 31st December, 2014
14 Drug Addiction and its Consequence on student Academic Life at Khulna University Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2014 31st December, 2014
15 Changing Pattern of Livelihood Due to Water Logging Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2014 31st December, 2014
16 Livelihood Patterns of the Street children in Khulna City of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2014 31st December, 2014
17 Cultural Understanding of Advertisement and Media Focus of Women in Bangladesh. Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2015 31st December, 2015
18 Impact of Mobile phone Usage on daily life in University Students. Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2015 31st December, 2015
19 Music As Cultural Transference: Studying Parental Motivation of Sending their Children to Music School Bachelor Supervisor 1st January, 2015 31st December, 2015
20 Life and Livelihood of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest Resource-dependent People in Disaster-prone South-western Regions of Bangladesh PhD Supervisor July 2022 June 2026 (Expected)
21 A Qualitative Study on Traditions, Rituals and Practices Related to "Rash Mela" and Its Impact on the Community Livelihood and Ecosystem of Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2023 December 2023 (Expected)
22 ‘Micro-Credit Loan’ an Empowerment Tool or a Loan Trap for Women? A Qualitative Investigation from Khulna District of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2023 December 2023 (Expected)
23 Education as a Determinant of Women Empowerment: A Study among Married Women in Rural Areas of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2023 June 2026 (Expected)
24 Life and Livelihood of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest Resource-dependent People in Disaster-prone Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Masters Supervisor July 2022 June 2026 (Expected)
25 Does higher education enhance women’s autonomy? A comparative study on secular and sectarian graduates in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor July 2023 June 2026 (Expected)

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In 2023

Nasrin, N., Shohel, T.A., Shovo, TEA., Ela, M.Z., Heme, M.A., Hossain, M.T. (2023). Indigenous Knowledge, Practices, and Transformation of Drinking Water Management System: Evidence from Munda Community of Bangladesh. In: Basu, M., DasGupta, R. (eds) Indigenous and Local Water Knowledge, Values and Practices. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9406-7_13

 

Nasrin, N., Shohel, T. A., Shovo, T.-E. A., Farjana, F., Nizam, H., Heme, M. A., Islam, A., Paul, P., & Hossain, M. T. (2023). A qualitative investigation of stressful life events and mental health disorders: The views of patients and caregivers in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE, 18(2), e0281649. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0281649

 

In 2022

Chanda, S. K., Kabir, Md. R., Roy, T., Shohel, T. A. Howlader, Md. H., Razu, S. R. (2022). Sociocultural costs of the long-term COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh: a systematic review.  Sage Open (12/4). https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221143298

 

Shohel, T.A., Nasrin, N., Farjana, F. et al. (2022). ‘He was a brilliant student but became mad like his grandfather’: an exploratory investigation on the social perception and stigma against individuals living with mental health problems in Bangladesh. BMC Psychiatry 22, 702 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-022-04359-3

  

Shohel, T.A., Niner, S. & Gunawardana, S.J. (2022) ‘Even Though I Get a Loan, My Husband Controls It’: Rhetoric Versus Reality of Empowering Bangladeshi Women Through Microfinance Programs. Eur J Dev Res. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-022-00539-9

 

Hossain, M. T.*, Jahan, N., Ahammed, B., Shohel, T. A., Shovo, T-E-A., Khan, B., & Islam, M. N. (2022).  A psychometric evaluation of fear of COVID-19 scale(FCV-19S). Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 19(1), 40-52.https://doi.org/10.26262/hjp.v19i1.8266

 

In 2021

Suhi S.S., Oyshi F.J., Al-Mamun M.A., Jahan N, Shohel T.A., Rahman M.A., Islam MN, Hossain M.T., (2021) Public vs. private job dilemma: Influencing factors in career selection for university graduates. PLoS ONE 16(10): e0258331. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258331

 

Shohel, T. A., Niner, S., & Gunawardana, S. (2021). How the persistence of patriarchy undermines the financial empowerment of women microfinance borrowers? Evidence from a southern sub-district of Bangladesh. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0250000. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250000

 

Ela, M. Z., Shohel, T. A., Khan, L., Jahan, N., Hossain, M. T., & Islam, M. N. (2021). Prolonged lockdown and academic uncertainties in Bangladesh: A qualitative investigation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Heliyon, 7(2), e06263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06263

 

B. Ahammed, Khan, B., Jahan, N., Shohel, T. A., Hossain, T., & Islam, N. (2021). Determinants of generalized anxiety, depression, and subjective sleep quality among university students during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal, 3(1), 27-35. https://doi.org/10.2991/dsahmj.k.210108.001

 

In 2020

Shohel, T.A., Jahan, N., Seddeque, A., Rahaman, M., Rahman, M. A., Md. Hossain, M. T. (2020). Financial inclusion program and household decision-making power transition to future female generation: Empirical evidence from rural Bangladesh. BAUET Journal. Volume 2. Issue 2. Page 130-140. ISSN 2521-5256. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343670698_Financial_inclusion_program_and_household_decision-making_power_transition_to_future_female_generation_Empirical_evidence_from_rural_Bangladesh

 

In 2017

Hossain, M. T., Shohel, T.A., Jahan, N. (2017). Determinants of School Choice: A Study on Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Area of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Volume 14. Issue 1 & 2. page 137-148. ISSN 1563-0897. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2017.14.1and2.1614-S

 

Hossain, M. T., Shohel, T.A., Jahan, N., Sultana, N. (2017). Knowledge of Female Adolescents about Reproductive Health in South-Western Region of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Volume 14. Issue 1 & 2. Page 149-161). ISSN 1563-0897. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2017.14.1and2.1615-S

 

In 2014

Shohel, T.A., Hossain, M. T., Jahan, N., and Siddiqua, L. (2014). Sexual Harassment through Teasing of the Adolescent Girls: A Study on Jhenidah Municipality of Bangladesh. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies. Vol. 6 No. 3 July 2014, Page 590-598. ISSN 2028-9324 [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283725088_Sexual_Harassment_through_Teasing_of_the_Adolescent_Girls_A_Study_on_Jhenidah_Municipality_of_Bangladesh]

 

In 2013

Shohel, T.A., and Jabbar, M. A. (2013). Androcentric Gender Role Orientation of Mothers and its Impact on Family Life in an Urban Area of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Volume 11 (1&2) and 12 (1&2), (page 167-178). Rupantor Printing and Publication, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh. ISSN 1563-0897. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2013.11and12.1204-S 

 

Rana, S., Jabbar, M. A., Shohel, T.A., and Hossain, M. T. (2013). Patient’s Satisfaction: a case Study on patients of Khulna Medical College Hospital of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Volume 11 (1&2) and 12 (1&2), (page 179-191). Rupantor Printing and Publication, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh. ISSN 1563-0897. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2013.11and12.1205-S 

  

Shohel, T.A., and Jabbar, M. A. (2013). Situation Analysis of Child Labor in Khulna City of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Volume 11 (1&2) and 12 (1&2), (page 255-257). Rupantor Printing and Publication, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh. ISSN 1563-0897. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2013.11and12.1211-SC 

 

In 2012

N. Paul, N. Adhikary, A.K. Azad, Shohel, T.A.. (2012). Impact of Tidal River Management (TRM) on Socio-economic Conditions at Vobodaho of Jessore in Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Agriculture. Volume 5 (1&2) Page 107-112. ISSN 1991-0037

 

In 2011

Shohel, T. A., Hossain, M. T., Shovo, TEA., Jahan, N., and Adhikari, A. (2011). Effect of Water Salinity on Degrading Health Status of the Women in South Western Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development. Volume 8, Issue 1 to 6 (page 1136-1142). G-science publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISSN 1813-3048

 

In 2010

Jabbar, MD. A., Shohel, T. A., and Rahaman, M. M. (2010). Role of Microcredit on Women Empowerment in Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development. Volume 7, Issue 1 to 6 (page 992-1000). G-science publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISSN 1813-3048

 

Unpublished Thesis:

Shohel, T. A. 2021. Do Microfinance Programs Impact the Construction of Gender Relations in the Lives of Women Borrowers? An Investigation in Bangladesh. Social Science School, Monash University, Clayton, Australia. https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/thesis/Do_Microfinance_Programs_Impact_the_Construction_of_Gender_Relations_in_the_Lives_of_Women_Borrowers_An_Investigation_in_Bangladesh/14658657

 

Shohel, T. A. 2014. The impact of Microcredit on Gender Role Socialization of Children; a Quasi-experimental Study on Microcredit Recipient Women in Rural Bangladesh. Department of Sociology in Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. (Unpublished Thesis). (http://is.muni.cz/th/404843/fss_m/?lang=en)

 

Presented Conference Papers:

Shohel, Tunvir Ahamed and Md. Tanvir Hossain. 2015. Socialization and Gender; A Socio-political Learning Process of Role Determination that is more than Biological. Presented in ICSD (International Conference of Sustainable Development), organized by ULAB (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh) on February 2016.

 

Hossain, Md. Tanvir and Tunvir Ahamed Shohel. 2015. Reproductive Health Knowledge of Female Adolescents in South-western Region of Bangladesh. Presented in ICSD (International Conference of Sustainable Development), organized by ULAB (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh) on February 2016.

 

Shohel, Tunvir Ahamed and Md. Tanvir Hossain. 2015. Construction of Social-Self and Assembling Gender Identity: A Performance Centric Analysis. Presented in International Conference on Critical engagement in Anthropological Landscape in Bangladesh, February 2016, in the department of Anthropology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

 

Hossain, Md. Tanvir and Tunvir Ahamed Shohel. 2015. Determinants of School Choice: A Study on Selected Area of Khulna City Corporation of Bangladesh. Presented in International Conference on Critical engagement in Anthropological Landscape in Bangladesh, February 2016, in the department of Anthropology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

 

Chandra, Dipika., Babla Golder, Tunvir Ahamed Shohel, Md. Tanvir Hossain.2015. What determines Empowerment for Widow! A study on Dumuria Thana ofKhulna District. Presented in International Conference on Critical engagement in Anthropological Landscape in Bangladesh, February 2016, in the department of Anthropology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.