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Student Profile: Israt Taslim

Contemporary Arts master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology

February 25, 2021
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Israt Taslim is a lecturer at Independent University, Bangladesh and currently working as a teaching assistant at SFU. She is an editor of the Comparative Media Arts Journal. She is also involved in the catalog publication projects at Pride in Arts Society. She has published and presented her research in both academic peer reviewed journals and conferences. Her research interests include South Asian film, culture, performance, gender, media, environment, and contemporary arts.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

The school offers opportunities to research in interdisciplinary fields like, film, performance, culture, arts, and media. One of the major reasons for choosing SFU was my supervisors. I believe their guidance can help me conduct my research well and I can learn more through this contemporary arts program.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

This program creates a platform for the scholars to bring the conversation of less discussed issues in the society. My research can get a better direction in such a positive environment that can initiate the change in the society.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I am getting to know the artists and scholars who are bringing some significant changes in the society.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

I have received graduate fellowship award and entry scholarship from the school. This helped me to continue my study without being worried about any external issues in this pandemic.