Department of English at Stamford University Bangladesh organised “Webinar Series” in Spring 2021.
First webinar was held on 8 April. Abu Saleh Md Rafi, a doctoral research fellow in Linguistics at James Cook University, Australia, gave a talk on “Teaching Bangladeshi Students in the 21st Century: What Translanguaging Can Offer”.
Dr Ahmar Mahboob, associate professor of Linguistics at University of Sydney, spoke in the second webinar held on 10 April. The title of his lecture was “The Diamond Jug: Decolonising Knowledge Making”.
Third webinar held on 12 April was offered by Professor Mashrur Shahid Hossain, Department of English at Jahangirnagar University. He gave a talk on “Delinking English Studies in Bangladesh: Towards a Critical-Affective Approach”.
All the sessions were very interactive, intriguing, insightful and thought-provoking. A good number of participants – university students, researchers, educators and policymakers from home and abroad – attended the webinars.
Professor Ali Naqi, vice-chancellor of Stamford University Bangladesh, attended the concluding session. Sheikh Nahid Neazy, associate professor and chair of the department, was the convenor of the webinar series.