Helal Mohammed Khan

Khan Helal 2018

Helal holds MSc degrees in Sociocultural Anthropology from University of Leuven (magna cum laude) and in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies from University of Edinburgh. A graduate from Defence Services Command & Staff College, Helal also studied English literature and international relations in Bangladesh. He is a former British Chevening scholar and a Flanders Government Master Mind scholar.
Prior to commencing PhD, Helal served in the Bangladesh Army as an instructor with the Infantry, a staff officer with the Border Guards, and a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Congo. His research interests stem from these experiences, and he is increasingly attentive on the socio- and religio-cultural dynamics involving modern societies. At Notre Dame, Helal is preparing to study the Rohingya in South/SE Asia beyond the themes of persecution, and focusing on hope, positivity and host-migrant interactional triviality. He is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow.

Contact: 206 Corbett Family Hall, hkhan@nd.edu