Sr Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service
DPhil Development Studies, University of Sussex
MSc (Econ) in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics & Economics, University of Oxford
Naomi Hossain researches the politics of development, with a focus on understanding how people living with poverty and precarity get the public services they need. She has researched extensively across Bangladesh, as well as managing large international studies spanning another 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Her work increasingly focuses on accountability for disasters and crises, such as food and energy price shocks, ‘natural’ disasters, and industrial accidents, and on the role of protest in holding public authorities to account. She acts as an advisor to multilateral agencies, governments, NGOs and research institutions.
Since 2019, a Research Professor at the Accountability Research Center at the School of International Service, she is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and a former employee of BRAC in Bangladesh.
Recent books, edited or authored: The Politics of Education in Developing Countries (open access) (2019; Oxford University Press)
Food Riots, Food Rights, and the Politics of Provisions (2017; Routledge)
The Aid Lab: understanding Bangladesh's unexpected success (2017; Oxford University Press)