Dr. Md Anisur Rahman

Assistant Professor



  • Name: Dr. Md Anisur Rahman
  • Email: anisur@iub.edu.bd

Dr. Md Anisur Rahman is a legal historian of modern South Asia. Dr. Rahman’s research interests include South Asian Legal History; Global Legal History; History of Legal Texts; Islamic Law and Society in South Asia; Law and Religion; Legal Humanities; Public Health Law and Ethics; and Legal Secularism.
By reconstructing the history of how colonial and postcolonial legal process began to redefine and reconfigure elements of a Muslim marriage, his Ph.D. dissertation contributes to a broader conversation on Islamic law and modernity in South Asia, which has been awarded a Ph.D. by the National University of Singapore (NUS). Trained as a lawyer at the University of Dhaka, Dr. Rahman has obtained a M.Phil. degree from the Center for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
Dr. Rahman has published a book chapter titled “Criminalizing Adultery in Colonial India: Constructing the Wife vs. the Other in Islamic Family Law” in Criminal Legalities in the Global South: Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices (Routledge: 2020). He has also published in different reputed journals in Bangladesh including the Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law; and Stamford Journal of Law.
Dr. Rahman is active in socio-legal studies. He has presented his research at different international forums including, Inter-Asia Academy (2021); Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum (2020); International Meeting of Law and Society (2020, 2017, 2016); and 11 International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 2019).
Dr. Rahman has taught at Asian University for Women, Eastern University, and Stamford University of Bangladesh.


Education & Training

  • 2019


    National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • 2011


    Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • 2003


    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh