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Dr Santi Rozario

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • Gender relations in Bangladesh and South Asia in general
  • Medical anthropology, including reproductive health issues in Bangladesh; genetic illness, religion and identity among British Bangladeshis
  • Development studies: NGOs, microcredit and other development-related issues, mainly Bangladesh.
  • Gender issues in Islamic societies and among Muslims in Western societies

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Recent and current funded research projects


Santi Rozario is the Associate Director of the Body, Health and Religion (BAHAR) Research Group and an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University.

Santi's academic background is in sociology and social anthropology. Her PhD (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1989) was on women and the relations between religious communities in a Bangladeshi village. Her doctoral thesis was subsequently published as Purity and Communal Boundaries: Women and Social Change in a Bangladeshi Village. She has continued to carry out research in Bangladesh, in areas including development studies, health (including childbirth and reproductive health), microfinance, and religion. A major recent project was on Religious Nationalism and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific Region. In recent years she has also carried out research with British Bangladeshis in the UK, including a project on genetics, religion and identity (2005-7). Her recently-completed ESRC-funded project (2008-11) was on Islam, young Bangladeshis, marriage and the family and involved field research in both Bangladesh and the UK.

Santi's CV can be downloaded here. Two reports written by Santi Rozario for CARE Bangladesh are also available for download: Building Solidarity Against Patriarchy in Bangladesh (November 2004) and Solidarity Against Patriarchy: The Village Perspective (September 2005)

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