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Maruf Lutfur

PhD Student


Short Profile

Maruf is a young researcher currently studying the socio-cultural impacts of temporary labour migration. He is doing his PhD at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. His research interests lie in migration and socio-cultural change, religion, rural development and rural livelihoods, and social communication. His working experiences include project execution in the social development communication sector, labour migration, local-level development, gender issues, child education, and health. His further interest involves engaging himself in the action-oriented development process with a strong fundamental understanding of how to work it out in certain social contexts. Hence, he plans to work directly with the grass-roots beneficiaries.

Research Focus

  • Socio-Cultural Impact of Migration
  • Rural Development and Rural Livelihoods 
  • Politics of Labour Migration 
  • Labour Rights
  • Social Communication
  • Social Science Methodology  



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