Fahim Quadir, Phd
Division of Social Science &
Graduate Program Director in Development Studies
Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416)-736-2100 ext. 66937
Dr. Fahimul Quadir is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Development Studies at York University in Toronto. He taught Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Global Studies at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also has participated in several large-scale development and research projects both in Canada and Bangladesh. His current research interests include aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, and regionalism. He has recently published on these topics in Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Contemporary South Asia, New Political Economy, South Asian Studies, Development Review, Hentz and Bøås (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism; Mukherjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia; Thomas and Wilkin (eds.), Globalization and the South; Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance, and Poku and Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World. Dr. Quadir co-edited a few volumes, including Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 1 - Globalization, Democracy and Civil Society (2004), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2 - Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia (2004), and Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (2001).
He has received several awards, fellowships, and grants, including a SSHRC standard research grant, Fulbright Scholarship, Ford Foundation Research grant, Canada in the World grant (IDRC), SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, and Killam doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.