Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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M. Omar Faruque

M. Omar Faruque

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (Sociology): University of Toronto

Phone:  613-533-3301
Fax: 613-533-2986

Mac Corry Hall A413
Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


Research Interests

Globalization and social movement; development and dispossession; politics of resource extraction; investor-state dispute; contested energy futures; GM seeds and anti-biotechnology mobilizations; nationalism and contested citizenship.

Current Research Project

Climate Crisis, Energy Democracy, and Environmental Movements in Bangladesh


DEVS 392-002:  Global Development and Social Movements (Fall 2019)

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. “Confronting Neoliberal Resource Policy: Mining Conflict and Coal Politics in Bangladesh,” in Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development, edited by John Devlin, London: Routledge.

2019. “Articulation of Movement Demands and the Politics of Solidarity against Extractive Capital in Bangladesh,” Asian Journal of Social Science 47(2):224-254.

2018a. “Contested Resource Extraction, Anti-Corporate Protests and the Politics of Movement Alliance in Bangladesh,” Journal of Contemporary Asia. DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1506043

2018b. “Mineral Resources Development in Bangladesh: An analysis of the Conflict over the Phulbari Coal Project” (in Bangla), Bangladesh Unnayan Shamikkhaya 35:123-154.

2017a. “The Politics of Extractive Industry Corporate Practices: Anatomy of a Company-Community Conflict in Bangladesh,” The Extractive Industries and Society 5(1):177-189.

2017b. “Mining and Subaltern Politics: Political Struggle against Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh,” Asian Journal of Political Science 26(1):65-86.

2017c. “Neoliberal Resource Governance and Counter-Hegemonic Social Movement in Bangladesh,” Social Movement Studies 16(2):254-259.