My project seeks to understand religiosity of Bangladeshi and Afghan migrants in Europe. It aims to understand religiosity by analysing the nature of religiosity, the impact of migration on religiosity, and migrants’ interaction with religion in their everyday lives. The increased arrival of migrants in Europe in recent years, migration and integration have become crucial issues for Europe. Thus, detailed and up-to-date expert studies to understand religiosity among the Muslim migrants in Europe are very timely and pertinent. Despite this significance, this project proposal shows that there is a lack of understanding regarding the nature of religiosity and the impact of migration on religiosity. It also demonstrates a lack of ethnic and geographical diversity in state of the art in migration and religiosity research in Europe. In particular key Muslim populations, such as Bangladeshi and Afghan migrants, despite their significant number, remain understudied. To fill this gap, the project studies these understudied but crucial populations through a mixed method, a combination of interview and participant observation and seeks to introduce crucial nuance to existing analyses.
Edited Volume: Parvez Saimum and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman. The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh. 1 Edition 1st ed. Routledge 2023
Article: Parvez Saimum and Hastings Justin. “Understanding the Role of Digital Media in Female Participation in Terrorism: The Case of Bangladesh.” Small Wars & Insurgencies 2022 pp. 1345–1371.
Book Chapter: Parvez, Saimum. “How do the terrorists use the Internet for recruitment?.” The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh. Edited by Saimum Parvez and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman, Routledge, 2023
My events and conferences
“Bangladeshi terrorist organizations and digital media,” Paper presented at the AIBS Conference by American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) and South Asia Institute (SAI), University of Texas at Austin, Conference title- “Bangladesh: A Critical Retrospection of the Past and Forethought of the Future,” November 4-5, 2022, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
“The Changing nature of Bangladeshi terrorist organizations and the role of digital media,” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference Programme, Bangladesh Studies Network, June 9-10, 2022, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
Popular writings/Events/ Interviews:
Parvez, Saimum. “Bangladesh wedged between political upheaval and economic crises in 2023.” The East Asia Forum, February 7, 2023,
Parvez, Saimum. “How acute is the threat to democracy in Bangladesh?.” The Hundred, May 5, 2023,
Parvez, Saimum. “Bangladesh in hot seat over Adani’s power deal.” Interviewed by the Al-Jazeera on 30 March 2023,
Parvez, Saimum. “Freedom of the press and publications in Bangladesh.” Invited Speaker, Haque Kotha, February 4, 2023,
Parvez, Saimum. “Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh,” Webinar key note speaker. Bangladesh Studies Forum, December 22, 2022
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