Habibiul Haque Khondker, PhD (Pittsburgh) is professor of Social Sciences at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE and a scholar of globalization studies. He was Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (1996 - January 2006).
He is the Co-Chair of Research Committee 9 (Social Transformations and Sociology of Development) of the International Sociological Association. Khondker, a Bangladesh-born sociologist has taught sociology and related fields for over three decades. He has published articles on globalization, glocalization, migration governance, state and secularism, nationalism, and various development issues in international journals like Journal of Consumer Culture, International Sociology, International Sociology Review, Protosociology, The British Journal of Sociology, Current Sociology, International Migration, Globalizations, Armed Forces and Society, Asian Journal of Social Sciences, South Asia among others. Among his leading publications are: Globalization: East/West. (Sage, 2010; Turkish translation, 2018). with Bryan Turner. The Middle East and the 21st Century Globalization. (Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Zayed University Press, 2010) co-edited with Jan Nederveen Pieterse, and Asia and Europe in Globalization: Continents, Regions, and Nations (Brill 2006) co-edited with Goran Therborn.
Khondker received the outstanding faculty award at Zayed University in 2013-14. Khondker, a recipient of prestigious Andrew Mellon Fellowship as a graduate student also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Sociology in 2012.
Khondker was interviewed for a series titled, “Journeys through Sociology”, hosted by International Sociological Association at its website. 16 September 2011. Also available in YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYGtZAvf0Uc