BSS(Hons), MSS (University of Dhaka), M.Litt International Security Studies (University of St. Andrews)
Zohra Akhter commenced her PhD in the Coral Bell School in February 2016. Her research focuses on the diffusion of international human rights norms with a particular focus on the process of refugee norm diffusion in liberal and non-liberal states. Before coming to ANU, she taught international relations at East West University, Dhaka (Bangladesh). She holds an M.Litt in International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), and an MSS and BSS (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh). Zohra was a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship (2010-2011). Her research interests include, among other issues, human rights, the role of non-state actors in security governance, refugee and migration governance, and traditional and non-traditional security.