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Arpeeta Shams Mizan
Goldin Global Fellow, Bangladesh

Arpeeta Shams Mizan is a socio-legal researcher from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Arpeeta is interested in qualitative studies of the human experience and understanding of law as a lived reality. Her areas of academic interest include sociolegal studies, colonial legal history, human rights, law and religion, and legal education. Arpeeta is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Bristol, UK, where she is investigating legal consciousness in postcolonial South Asian contexts. Arpeeta is a faculty member at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka, and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. Besides academia, she designs human rights fact finding simulation workshops and also works as the Bangladesh Legal Analyst for iProbono, a UK based non-profit legal service providing organization. Arpeeta has been a speaker at TEDxNSU (2017) and a fellow at the Swedish Institute in 2013-2014 and won the 2017 University Grants Commission Gold Medal for her field research on Street Law programs. She has published in national and international peer reviewed journals.