M. Asadullah is a PhD student and sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology. Previously, he was a sessional faculty member in Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has a master’s degree in criminology from Simon Fraser University, and a master’s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia.
His research interests include restorative justice, village courts, peacemaking criminology, community policing and indigenous justice. He is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships, including the C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Award, the Provost Prize of Distinction, a Graduate Fellowship from SFU, and the Law Foundation Scholarship in Restorative Justice. He has trained as a conflict resolution and restorative justice practitioner with Dr. Howard Zehr, Dr. Brenda Morrison, Kay Pranis and Cpl. Jim Cooley.
He volunteers with Correctional Services Canada, is a reconciliation ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, and sits on the Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice’s board of directors. To showcase his work, he has participated in a number of international training programs and conferences in Bangladesh, Canada, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Norway, the UK and the US.