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Dr. Muhammed Shahriar Haque

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Dr. Muhammed Shahriar Haque

Executive Director

Dr. Haque has been the Executive Director of East West University Centre for Research and Training (EWUCRT) since 1 October 2014 to present. His regular work involves: 1. overseeing the day to day activities of EWUCRT; 2. organizing academic programmes (e.g. workshops, seminars, colloquiums, roundtables, training, national and international conferences, etc.); 3. overseeing the regular and occasional publications of EWUCRT—2 peer-reviewed journals, Book of Abstracts, Research Reports, etc.; 4. fixing agenda and organize Research Committee meetings; 5. organizing East West University Research Ethical Committee (EWUREC) meetings, and so forth.

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  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • MSS in Media and Communication (specialization in film studies), Independent University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • M.A. in English Language, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • M.A. in English (Literature), University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • B.A. (Honours) in English (Literature), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Muhammed Shahriar Haque, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of East West University Centre for Research and Training (EWUCRT), and Professor at Department of English, East West University (EWU). He has been teaching at East West University since January 2006. He served as Chairman of Department of English in 2009 (January-December), Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), EWU, from September 2012-September 2014, and Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of East West University, from November  2015 to January 2016. He was also the Vice President of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) from 2013 to 2015. Furthermore, he is Editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal: East West Journal of Humanities (EWJH). Dr. Haque completed his BA in English in 1992, and obtained his first MA in 1993 in English (Literature) from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. His second MA, specializing in English Language, was from University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2002. In November 2005, he completed his Ph.D. in Linguistics, specializing in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. His passion for cinema and photography prompted him to complete his third MA, that is, MSS in Media and Communication specializing in film studies from Independent University Bangladesh in Fall-2015, as well as the yearlong Professional Programme on Photography from Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute in December 2019.

Dr. Haque has presented academic papers and conducted workshops in more than 100 international and national conferences and seminars in USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Chile, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. Moreover, he has published over 30 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals including Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication and International Journal of Comic Art. Dr. Haque has also co-edited three books: Prostitution: Women, Society, State and Law (1997), published by Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Constructing Identities in the Malaysian Media (2008), by University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and English Studies and the Marketplace (2018), by East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also producer and assistant director of the documentary film Life after Grey (2015) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIrqk6QWwT4&t=14s). His research interests include critical discourse analysis, film and media studies, teacher education, online education, and photojournalism.

  • Academic instructor, specializing in applied linguistics
  • Academic trainer
  • Researcher
  • Photojournalist

EDITED BOOKS:

  1. Prostitution: Women, Society, State and Law (1997), published by Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. Constructing Identities in the Malaysian Media (2008), by University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. English Studies and the Marketplace (2018), by East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. https://www.ewubd.edu/storage/app/media/English%20Dept/2018-english-studies-and-the-marketplace.pdf

SELECTED PUBLICATION:

  • Haque, M. S. (2017). Early life of an accidental actor: Before Nayak Raj Razzak. In East West Journal of Humanities, Vols. 6 & 7 Special Issue, pp. 121-136
  • Haque, M. S. (2015). Documentary-Making Methodology: Step-by-step Documentation of Life after Grey. In East West Journal of Humanities, Vol. 5, pp. 73-91
  • Haque, M. S. and Akhter, M.(2014). Challenges and Possibilities of Computer Assisted Language Teaching in Higher Education: Bangladesh in Focus. In Harvest: Jahangirnagar Studies in Language and Literature, Vol. 29, pp. 129-149 
  • Haque, M. S. (2013). Discourse Structures in Bangladeshi Educational Advertisements: A Critique. In East West Journal of Humanities, Vol. 4, pp. 1-28 
  • Haque, M. S. (2008). ‘Institutional Elitism: Critical Discourse Analysis of Private Educational Institutions’. In Crossings: ULAB Journal for English Studies, Vol. 1 
  • Haque, M. S. and Baki, R. (2012). In Quest of the Marginalized English Language Skills: A Qualitative Expedition. International Journal of Linguistics and Literature (IJLL), Vol.1, Issue 1, pp. 27-46 
  • Haque, M. S. and Abedin, Z. (2011).  The discursive construction of (a)moral names: Religion versus language, Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, pp. 377-390 
  • Haque, M. S. (2008). ‘Kee's World: Reflections of Evolving Identity’. In International Journal of Comic Art, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring-2008, pp. 482-512 
  • Haque, M. S. (2008). ‘Discursive Construction of an Identity in Conflict: CDA Perspective’. In Nair, R., Haque, M. S. & Khan, M. H. (Eds.). Constructing Identities in the Malaysian Media. Kuala Lumpur: University Malaya Press 
  • Haque, M. S. (2006). ‘Media Discourse: Television News as a form of Entertainment / Popular Culture’. In David, M. K., Burhanudeen, H. & Abdullah, A. N. (ed.) The Power of Language and the Media. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. pp. 99-114 
  • Haque, M. S. and Malik, M. Z. (2005). ‘Humour in Haq: Poems in Sub-continental English’. In Talif, R., Heng, C. S., Eng, W. B., Abdullah, A. N. and Noor. R. (eds.) Beyond Barriers Fresh Frontiers: Selected Readings on Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, pp 105-111
  • Critical discourse analysis (CDA)
  • Film and media studies
  • Teacher education
  • Educational technology
  • Photojournalism
  • Life member of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) since 2011
  • Member of The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

Awards and Scholarships: 

  • Awarded Scholarship for participating in WorldCALL-2018 in Concepcion, Chile, in November 2018.
  • Awarded grant by the US State Department to undertake a six-week course titled ‘US Culture and Society’, at New York University, from 09 June – 20 July 2018, under the Study of US Institutes (SUSI) Summer-2018 programme.
  • Academic Excellence Award: Awarded ‘Academic Excellence Award’ for attaining a CGPA 4.0 (on a scale of 4.00) in MSS in Media and Communication from Independent University Bangladesh, February 2017.
  • The American Centre Scholarship: Awarded Scholarship by The American Centre, Dhaka, to complete a 10-week online course on Practical Applications in Listening and Speaking Skills (PALSS), conducted by the University of Oregon, USA, from 7 January to 15 March 2013
  • Research and Publication Award: Awarded a medal for contribution to research, on the 14th Foundation Day of East West University held on 14 November 2009
  • Commonwealth Scholarship: Awarded the Malaysian Government Award of Scholarship / Fellowship for Commonwealth Countries, from 01.11.2000 to 31.10.2001 (12 months)