Dr. Habiba Zaman


Dr. Habiba Zaman is Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University. She earned her M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba. Her areas of research interest include Immigrants, settlement and work in Canada; Global south and social justice movements; Gender and development; Globalization and labour mobility; Race, gender and class; South Asia. She has published extensively in international journals.

Research Grants

Metropolis Research Grant, "Informal and Formal Sources of Support and Information Utilized by South Asian Immigrants' Settlement and Integration:  Exploring Opportunities and Limitations" (2011-2012)

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grant, “Accreditation and the Labour Market: An Exploratory Study of Pakistani Immigrant Women” (2008-2010)

Co-Investigator, SSHRC funded CURA-CCPA Research, Redefining Public Services in British Columbia: Challenges to Economic Security and Alternative Possibilities (2004-2008)

Principal Investigator, Vancouver Foundation Grant, Project: Asian Immigrant Women in BC’s Labour Market (2004—2006)

Co-Investigator, SSHRC-MCRI Grant, Neo-Liberal Globalism and Its Challenger: Sustainability in the Semi-periphery, (2000-2005)

SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants, Paid Work and the Socio-Political Consciousness of Women Workers: Reshaping the Women’s Movement in Bangladesh, (2000 - 2002)

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grant, Grassroots Groups as Organizing Tools for Immigrant Women, (1999 - 2002)

BC Scholars to China Grant (Government of British Columbia), 1998

President’s Research Grants, SFU, Women, Work and Social Change: Exploration of Women’s Lives, Struggles and Social Network in Bangladesh (1996-1997)