Naomi Hossain

Naomi Hossain is a political sociologist based at the Accountability Research Center at American University. She writes about the politics of development, often about Bangladesh. Her work can be found at and

“Nobody is interested in Bangladesh”

Bangladesh’s global reputation requires not bigger and better statistics, but a new narrative.

Dec 15, 2021

The perfect storm and the final famine

Natural disasters have shaped political consensus on development in Bangladesh.

Jul 24, 2015

Latest Articles

Queer notes on Begum Akhtar

Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.

The story of Paani Apas

Community initiatives to address the water crisis in coastal Bangladesh.

The artisans of Tambat Ali

A community of coppersmiths in Pune keeps an endangered craft alive.