My name is Suraiya Parvin, and I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Geography. Broadly my research interests lie under the subcategory of human geography. Previously, I was engaged in urban geography and cultural geography, recently my interests shifted towards health geography. Now I am more interested into health disparities and health related issues among the immigrants in the U.S and keen to understand the underlying issues with the help of GIS and mixed method approaches.
I have completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the Department of Geography & Environment of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have earned a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Development from the same university in Bangladesh. My M.S thesis focused on Intra-urban residential mobility in Dhaka city. After my masters in Bangladesh, I was involved with research projects as a Research Assistant in Urban Studio Lab of Department of Geography & Environment of University of Dhaka. I was broadly engaged with research topics such as Climate Change, Migration, Mobility etc. In 2021, I have earned a second master’s degree from the Department of Geography at Kent State University, Ohio. My thesis there focused on the role of place attachment in terms of International Graduate Student’s socio-cultural adjustment process while living in the United States.