Prashanta Tripura is an academic anthropologist turned development professional who currently teaches part-time at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. Previously he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Jahangirnagar University where he taught for ten years before switching over to the development sector in which he worked for over a decade. He received his academic training in the US, where, having majored in anthropology at Brandeis University, he went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his masters degree. He has contributed to many articles – in both Bangla and English – that have been published in academic journals as well as magazines and dailies. A collection of his essays – in Bangla- titled Bohujatir Bangladesh (Bangladesh of Many Peoples) was published recently (February 2015). He is also the principal author of a research monograph, which has been published as a book in Bangla, on Shifting Cultivation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Language, Society and Culture, History of Anthropological Thought, Introduction to Anthropology and Biological Anthropology.
Language, Identity, Colonialism, Development, Local Governance, and Environment.