Abhar Rukh Husain
Abhar Rukh Husain has a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies from York University. Her PhD research interrogated Bangladeshi female temporary workers’ experiences with recruitment brokers and their employers in the gulf co-operation council states, Lebanon and Jordan. Abhar holds Masters degrees in Economics from University of Connecticut, Storrs (USA) and York University, Toronto. She was awarded with a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her Masters degree in Economics (2000-2001) at the University of Connecticut. After graduating from University of Connecticut, she worked as an assistant professor in the department of Economics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (2001-2002) where she taught undergraduate courses on microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics for economics and mathematics for economics. Abhar also worked as a volunteer for Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, a grass-root, activist-feminist organization in Bangladesh which launches campaigns against gendered violence and provides legal assistance to the poor Bangladeshi women who experience violence in their families and communities. As a research assistant of the Filipino Women’s Centre in greater Vancouver area in 2006 she assisted the centre with its migration related projects involving the Live-in Caregiver Programme (LCP). Abhar is interested in a broad range of issues, including economics, statistics, gender and transnational migration, Canadian immigration and refugee policies, research methodologies, human rights and contemporary Middle East. She is a researcher and a teaching professional who also enjoys learning as a freelancer.
Keywords: Migration policy; migration brokerage; migration and trafficking