Associate Professor Dr. Iftekhar Iqbal

Iftekhar Iqbal, PhD, is Associate Professor and Programme Leader of History and International Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam with research interest in modern Asian studies and environmental history. Educated at the Universities of Dhaka and Cambridge, Iqbal has held fellowships with British Academy, Aga Khan University and Humboldt Foundation, while holding teaching and research appointments at the University of Dhaka, King’s College London and Humboldt University Berlin. Iqbal has published extensively including in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Environment and History and Indian Economic and Social History Review.  Iqbal’s book, The Bengal Delta. Ecology, State and Social Change 1840-1943 (Palgrave 2010), examines the place of riverine ecology in the evolution of colonial Bangladesh and has received peer recognition including the Honorable Mention by the inaugural Bernard Cohn Book Prize Committee of the AAS. Iqbal is in the International Advisory Board of Conservation and Society and South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. His current research projects include transregional history of rivers across South Asia, mainland Southeast Asia and southwestern China, which brings him to the exciting conference on “Engaging with Vietnam” and to the bank of Mekong itself. Iqbal’s publications can be found at:

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