Dr. Rabbani has been teaching and continuing research at universities for more than fourteen years and performing as a singer since his childhood. He teaches interdisciplinary courses on literature, and creative/culture industries, music, spirituality, and popular culture.
He taught as an Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Fellow at Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University, and as a Contract Instructor at Carleton University, Canada. As an Assistant Professor, he also taught courses on English literature, cultural theory, film, media, and English Language Skills at Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh), East West University (Bangladesh), and Eastern University (Bangladesh). With the funding of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship Award, he completed his PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in 2021. As a grantee of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, he studied literature, linguistics, and cultural theories for two years and received his second MA in Literature and Linguistics: English (with Distinction) from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2015. He has a BA Honors and MA in English from Jahangirnagar University.
Some of his recently published research articles and upcoming book chapters concentrate on eco-centrism and heterogeneity in Baul music and literature, intersectionality and Darwinism in novels, pedophilia, and patriarchy in Bangladeshi film, voyeurism in media, hetero-imperialism in films, alienation and segregation in postcolonial texts, and naturalism and expressionism in plays. He has presented research papers at many international conferences in North America, Europe, and South Asia. His recent conference papers and creative projects investigate the issues of immigrant identities in newcomers in Canada, affect and commodification in Baul and popular culture in Bangladesh, and ecocritical and Cognitive approaches to Bangladeshi folk literature (Baul Literature) and culture.
His doctoral research at Queen’s focused on the study of South Asian literature and ethnomusicology examining the intersections of Baul literature and music with contemporary consumer culture and creative industries in Bangladesh. He was trained in Bangladeshi folk music and Indian classical music at Chhayanaut in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Research Interests: Baul Literature, Music and Culture; Ethnomusicology; Spiritualism and Baul Religion; Cognitive Approaches to Literature; Representation in Media and Films; Postcolonial Literature; American Literature; Literary and Cultural Theory; Drama and Theatre, Sociolinguistics, English Language Skills.
Contact: For any kind of research queries, presentations, and performance, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.