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Ms Lamea Momen

Post:Research student (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Geography)
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Lamea Momen is a Doctoral Researcher in Migration Studies. Her research examines the lived experiences of young Bangladeshi male migrants in South Africa with a focus on the intersection of risk, fortune, and autonomy.

Lamea is a lecturer (currently on study leave) of the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka. Before joining the academia, she worked extensively with registered Rohingya refugee women and children of the two official refugee camps at Ukhia and Nayapara in Bangladesh from 2013 to 2014. She also coordinated a community-run early childhood learning program in North Bengal. Her research interests include risk-taking in unauthorized youth migration, migrants' lived experiences, and the intersection of risk, migration, and fortune.

Lamea received her BSS (Hons.) in International Relations in 2012 (CGPA 3.74, ranked top) and MSS in International Relations in 2013 (CGPA 3.97, ranked top). She was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship (2016-2017) to undertake a master degree in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex (passed with 68%, Distinction in Dissertation). She has received full funding from the University of Dhaka to pursue her Doctoral degree at the University of Sussex. Lamea was also a recipient of Asian Graduate Student Fellowship (2014) awarded by Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore. 

Lamea's MA Dissertation titled 'Risk Management Strategies of Young Bangladeshi Migrant Men in Malaysia and South Africawas later published in the Journal of International Affairs, BILIA in its 2017 Volume 21, Nos. 1&2 issue.



Research Student


Current        PhD Migration Studies, University of Sussex

2016-2017   MA Migration Studies, University of Sussex

2012-2013   MSS International Relations, University of Dhaka

2008-2012   BSS International Relations, University of Dhaka 




Momen, L. (May 2018). Safe Spaces for Rohingya Women and Girls in the Refugee Camps in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects. Paper presented at the National Conference on the Rohingya Crisis: Future Scenarios, University of Dhaka, Dhaka.

Momen, L. (June 2014). A Participatory Action Research Analysis of Rohingya Refugees’ Involvement in Early Childhood Learning in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the 9th Asian Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.