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Umme Wara

Umme Wara (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS). With an interdisciplinary background in Law and Criminology, at PAIS she currently researches on Rohingya refugee victims’ understanding and participation in accessing justice for the human rights violations committed against them.

She holds three masters from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (LLM in International and Comparative Law), the University of Wollongong, Australia (Master in Transnational Crime Prevention with AusAID scholarship), and the University of Torino-UNICRI, Italy (LLM in International Crime and Justice with university scholarship) respectively.

Before starting her Ph.D. at the University of Warwick, Umme served the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka as an Associate Professor. Besides she has been teaching in different public universities since 2010 in Bangladesh. She also worked in Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh for seven years as the team leader of the Legal Volunteer Team and coordinator of the Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice.

In PAIS, she is working as a Race and Ethnic Minority Representative in the PGR Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) for the academic year 2023-2024.

Research Interests

Transitional Justice, Refugee and Migration, Genocide Studies, Victimology, Human Rights, Gender and Crime, and Youth Crime and Justice

Recent Publications

“Conflict Potential of the Rohingya People in Bangladesh and Beyond”. Coauthored with Md. Rafiqul Islam. Published by Journal of ASEAN Studies (JAS), Volume 10, Number 01. (August 2022)

The Rohingya Crisis and the Two-Faced God of Janus: What Lies Ahead. Lexington Books, ISBN: 978-66690-596-0. Edited by Dr. Kawser Ahmed and Professor Helal Mohiuddin. Chapter 02: “Intra-Group Conflict among Rohingya Displaced People in Bangladesh.” Coauthored with Rafiqul Islam and Majedul Haque (June 2022)