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Visiting Research Fellow, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

Azra Rashid is a Montreal-based filmmaker, researcher and instructor. Azra is a visiting Research Fellow in the department of Gender and Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney. Azra’s research, funded by SSHRC, is focused on testimony and representations of gender in the existing discourses of the Cambodian genocide. Her book, "Gender, Nationalism and Genocide in Bangladesh: Naristhan/Ladyland," investigates selective remembering of women’s experiences in the widely circulated images of the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh and offers a counter-narrative that emphasizes a gendered reading of that genocide.


  • 2013–present
    Instructor, John Abbott College
  • 2018–2020
    Postdoctoral fellow, The University of Sydney
  • 2016–2018
    Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University


  • 2016 
    PhD, Concordia University
  • 2010 
    MJ, Ryerson University
  • 2003 
    Hon. BA, University of Toronto

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2016
    FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)