Azmeary Ferdoush is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher based in the Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland. Ferdoush is broadly interested in exploring the way man-made ideas of borders and bounded spaces affect human mobility and vice versa. As such, he specializes in the study of state, territory, borders, sovereignty, (non)citizenship, and migration.
At the same time, Ferdoush remains critical regarding “importing” ready-made ideas from the Global North to the Global South in terms of both theory and methods. Thus, his scholarship sits at the intersection of political geography, critical geopolitics, decolonial praxis, and qualitative research methods.
Ferdoush’s current Academy of Finland project (2022-2025) — geographically focusing on the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and asylum seekers in Finland— explores whether, why, and how the state creates a situation where refugees and asylum seekers are kept indeterminately waiting. He is also working on his book manuscript titled, Sovereign Atonement under contract with Cambridge University Press.