S. M. Shamsul Alam is currently a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. S.M. Shamsul Alam did his B.A and M.A in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, another M.A from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and his PhD from University Oregon, Eugene, US. He taught (1990-2013) Sociology at Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon, US. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Kenya, (2000-01 & 2001-02), Senior Fulbright Specialist in Kenya (March-April, 2003), in the Philippines (July-August, 2003) and in Malta, (October- November, 2007). He authored, -The State, Class Formation and Development (1995), Rethinking Mau Mau in Colonial Kenya (2007), Governmentality and Counter-hegemony in Bangladesh (2015) and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. Currently Prof. Alam is working on a book, tentatively titled, “Dhaka: Biography of a Post –Colonial City”.