Nishat Parvez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Jahangirnagar University. Before joining here, she worked as a Lecturer in Journalism & Media Studies at Stamford University Bangladesh in 2016.
Nishat started her career as a sports journalist at Boishakhi Television in 2012. Then she joined Channel-I, a leading media organization of Bangladesh a newsroom editor in 2013. She worked there for five years. She worked as a consultant in non-government organization Helvetas (Swiss Incorporation). Nishat was a fellow at the Centre for Budget and Policy of the University of Dhaka. There she worked on the impact of leather industry on the environment in Dhaka City. She was also a research associate at Red Orange Communications, Bangladesh NariProgotiSongho and University of Bergen (Norway). She worked as an Editing Assistant in the magazine ‘Jogajog’(Volume-10) published by the SrabonProkashoni in June 2016.
Nishat is currently pursuing her second Masters in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom with the Commonwealth Scholarship. Before that, she earned her Masters and Honors from the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Dhaka. She was a fellow of the State Department of the USA under SUSI (Study at US Institutes) fellowship program on New Media & Journalism at the University of Washington in 2014.
Nishat published several research articles in some prestigious national journals. Some of the articles were published in Bangladesh Film Achieve Journal. The titles of the articles are: ‘Belaseshe: Ekush Shotoke Narir Obyob Nirman’, ‘Bangladesher Samprotik Cholochitre Sangbadik Choritro Nirman’, ‘Shishur Proti Sohingsota, Shishu Monojogot o Samprotik Cholochitro’, and ‘Mrittika Maya: Shikorer Sondhane Berthota o Sarthokota’.
One of her research report titled ‘Use of Social Media (Facebook) in Gulshan Terror Attack’ was published in the ‘ICT for Development Working Paper Series,(December-2016)’. She worked on Co-Cultural Communication, that paper titled ‘Odhitotter Aloke Soho-Sangskritik Jogajog Totter Bishleshon: Jogajoger Darshonik Porjalocona’ was published in Jahangirnagar Review-C (2018). Her latest paper on patterns of using smartphones was published with two other co-authors in the journal of Journalism and Media Studies of Jahangirnagar University. The title is ‘Patterns of Use and Dependency on Smartphone by the Bangladeshi Urban Youths’ (2017).
Nishat worked with some research projects. One of her research projects was with SWAN (South Asian Women’s Network) where she worked as a researcher. The project was on the ‘Status of Women Journalism in South Asia’ and Nishat worked with the team concentrated on the perspective of Bangladesh. The report was presented in the 10th SWAN Conference in September 2019 and published from New Delhi in 2020. Nishat got two research funds from the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh for working on ‘Digital Security Act 2018 and the impact on investigative journalism in online portals’ and the other from Jahangirnagar University for working on ‘Making a New Identity: the case study of Bangladeshi Youth using Facebook’.
Nishat has presented her research at some National and International Conferences. Her areas of interest are New Media, Media and Development, Multimedia Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Environment Journalism, ICT, Advertising, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Anthropology, Human Communication, and Editing.
Nishat used to write for the Daily Prothom Alo, the Daily Ittefaq, the Seattle Globalist, and Channel-i Online. She served as a member of film clubs, cultural society, and career clubs. Besides her academic career, Nishat worked on many volunteering projects. She worked for the Sussex Co-Op, an ethically grown food store for the students at the University of Sussex. She volunteered for the Buddy Scheme, a support programme on the study and mental health at the same university. She worked for anti-addiction movements and some other socio-cultural organizations since 2014. She participated as a volunteer in the Youth Volunteering & Community Projects in Sri Lanka in 2016.
Department of Journalism and Media Studies,
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.