Categories: Research Assistant

Yesmin Choudhury

Yesmin Choudhury is a research assistant on the MMPI project. Yesmin’s role includes assisting with research activities and interviews, organising logistics for the research activities, recruiting people from the South Asian community to take participate in the project and translation. Yesmin is excited to work on this project as it gives her an opportunity to find out about the 1947 partition and the 1971 civil war between Pakistan and Bangladesh. She has been interested in the 1971 civil war for a while and would love to possibly conduct some research of her own on this in the future.
Yesmin also works at Equality Action which is a charity organisation that provides help and assistance to people from marginalised communities. She is currently working on a 5-year Big Lottery-funded project that concentrates on mental health issues within these communities in Loughborough.

Minara Rahman

Minara Rahman is a research assistant for the MMPI project. As a research assistant, she has been working with people from Bangladesh, India, East Africa and Pakistan to explore memories of Partition and collect data through various methods such as watching films, photography, cookery, dance, and fashion.

Minara also works at Equality Action, where she is working on a mental health project to raise awareness on mental health issues mainly for people from marginalised communities. She has recently trained to become an instructor to deliver Mental Health First aid.

Minara was born in Bangladesh and has lived in Loughborough since her family moved when she was 2 years old. Minara has strong links in the community with people of all backgrounds, particularly from growing up in a diverse neighbourhood, attending local schools and community events. Being a local member of the community has advantages for both her jobs, to approach and engage with our target audience for the projects.

Tanha Quadi

Tanha Quadi was a Research Assistant at MMPI in 2019. We are very proud that she has been a recipient of the Aziz Foundation scholarship and is now studying for an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS.

Mushahed Ahmed

Mushahed Ahmed was Research Assistant at MMPI in 2018. As the Festival Assistant Producer at the annual festival of A Season of Bangla, which showcases Bengali theatre from around the world, he continues his collaboration with MMPI.

Saif Osmani

Saif is an East London-based visual artist and spatial designer who has shown solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Europe and Asia. In his spare time he is an activist on local issues concerning community engagement in the planning process. Since 2018 he has been a visiting fellow/ artist-in-residence at Loughborough University London.