Dr Sohela Nazneen is a professor of International Relations at University of Dhaka and a lead researcher at the Center for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST), BRAC Institute of Governance and Development Institute (BIGD), BRAC University, Bangladesh. Sohela's research mainly focuses on institutional analysis of gender, particularly in the areas of governance, rural and urban livelihoods and feminist movements. She completed her PhD on the gendered nature of NGO accountability relations from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK in 2008. Sohela is currently leading a comparative research project that seeks to understand the relations between women's inclusion in politics and their influence on education policy and domestic violence legislation in selected South Asian and Sub Saharan African countries for the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Program Consortium, University of Manchester, UK. She is the co-editor of ‘Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts’ (Zed Books: London, 2014). At BIGD, Sohela is a Co-Principal Investigator in an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project that explores women's labour market participation.