Saimum Parvez is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA-COFUND) postdoctoral fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Before joining the VUB, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University, Bangladesh. Parvez received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He achieved his master’s degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, USA, under the Fulbright scholarship program. He published in several international journals and contributed book chapters, including Democratization (2021), Perspectives on Terrorism (2019), Terrorism and Political Violence (2018), and Political Violence in South Asia (2018). Parvez received the Center for Genocide Studies and United Nations Development Programme (CGS-UNDP) Peace Fellowship 2018. His research interests include the impacts of digital media on terrorism, South Asian migrants in Europe, and Bangladesh Politics.
Research expertise: Migration Studies, Violent Extremism, Digital Media and Politics, South Asia, Bangladesh
Methodology: Qualitative methods, participant observation, in-depth interviews, content analysis