Dr. Muhammad Asadullah ("Asad") is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies. Prior to joining UofR, he was a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology. Asadullah has also taught at the University of the Fraser Valley and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He holds a PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has a Masters in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and a Masters in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, USA. His research interests include decolonization, restorative justice, village courts, peacemaking criminology, indigenous justice and contemplative justice. He is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships, including Contemplative Social Justice Scholar Award, ACJS Doctoral Fellowship Award, C.D. Nelson Memorial Award, Liz Elliott Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Provost Prize of Distinction, and Law Foundation Scholarship in Restorative Justice. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Salish Sea Empathy Society. Previously, he was on the board of the Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice and the Communities Embracing Restorative Action. Asadullah is a certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer and offers workshops on compassionate communication, self-empathy and contemplative practice in community, prison and academic settings. To showcase his work, Asadullah has participated in a number of international trainings and conferences in Bangladesh, Canada, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.
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