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Oral History Interview with Najma Rizvi

Dr. Najma Rizvi was born in Bangladesh in 1938. She grew up in the capital city of Dakka and studied there until she completed her Masters degree in Geography. She came to the United States with her husband in 1959 to further her studies. She returned to Bangladesh to teach and live there until she returned as a permanent immigrant in 1969. Dr. Rizvi went on to complete her Ph.D in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles and along the way, she also completed Masters degrees in anthropology and geography from the University of Denver and University of Florida. She has extensive teaching and research experience in promoting cross-cultural understanding both in the U.S. as well as abroad. Her research has focused on hunger, malnutrition and infectious disease in Third World countries and she has worked as a consultant to various organizations such as UNICEF and International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh. Her research findings have been published in professional journals and books, and she has presented papers in international meetings, seminars and workshops. Dr. Rizvi moved to Seattle in 1995 to teach in the Pacific Northwest. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Bangladesh since retiring from North Seattle Community College in 2007. She has two children, Nahid and Navin.

Date: August 30, 2007
Subject(s): Najma Rizvi
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Amy Bhatt
Location: Washington

Holding Institution: University of Washington
Collection: South Asian Oral History Project at the University of Washington
Additional Information: Phase 2
Item History: 2017-01-22 (created); 2017-01-22 (modified)

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