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Sharmin Chowdhury Hamvas, Ms

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Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Language Skills

  • English (fluent)
  • Bengali (fluent)


After completing LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Manchester, I started my career in legal research at a law firm. My research interest directed me to teaching profession, followed by commencement of PhD Programme in Law at Brunel University London. I completed Certificate in Education, Graduate Learning and Teaching Programme and became an Associate Member of the HEA. During my teaching career with an excellent track record, I have taught learners at postgraduate and undergraduate level amongst others. I feel passionate about justice and equality with a particular interest in access of Roma minority in mainstream education and labour market. I am an active member of Amnesty International, European Academic Network on Romani Studies etc. My PhD research aims to examine the implementation of the Race Equality Directive in post-communist accession states to the EU under the 'conditionality to acquis' with a focus on Roma minority in Hungary. I have presented conference papers at the University of Pittsburgh USA, ECPR Pan-European Conference etc. I have published a Book review article in the journal of European Politics and Society. I am near completion of PhD and aim to publish articles in relevant journals in the near future.