Md Azmeary Ferdoush


Political geography


I am a postdoctoral researcher in Geography. Currently, I am working on a project titled ‘Transformation and transnationalization of state spaces: Geopolitics of borders, mobilities, and planning in the Arctic (SPARCTIC)’ funded by the Eudaimonia Institute, University of Oulu. In this project, I am exploring the way regional changes and transformation processes take place in the Arctic with an emphasis on Arctic Finland and its adjacent regions. ​

Broadly, I study the way man-made ideas of borders and bounded spaces affect human mobility and vice versa.​ 

I got my Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA. I was awarded the prestigious East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship to pursue my doctoral studies. I studied the choice of citizenship, experiences of citizenship and noncitizenship, and state-making processes in the former Bangladesh-India border enclaves in my dissertation research. 

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Research interests

  • Borders
  • Enclaves
  • State
  • Territory
  • (Non)citizenhsip
  • People on the move
  • Qualitative methods
  • Geopolitics

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