Faheem Hussain

Dr. Faheem Hussain is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University (ASU). Faheem holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. degree in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University, and B.S. degree in Computer Science from Dhaka University. 

Faheem’s research interests include Digital Solutions for Refugees, Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development, Digital Afterlife, Social Media, Digital Rights, Women’s Empowerment, and Sustainable Development Goals.  Faheem Hussain has also been involved as a Technology Policy Specialist in various research projects with a number of United Nations organizations (e.g., UNDP, ITU, UN-APCICT), international development agencies (e.g., IDRC, DFID, Ford and Rockefeller Foundation), and international think tanks (e.g., Freedom House, LIRNEasia, Ideacorps) in the fields of Technology, Public Policy, and Development.



F. Hussain and A. Karim, "'When will you start teaching the REAL curriculum?'- Challenges and Innovations in Education for Rohingya Refugees", 15th IFIP Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Tanzania on May 1-3, 2019
F. Hussain and S. Brown (2018). Developing a comparative framework of ICT4D initiatives in the global South: A critical realist approach. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC). 2018; e12055. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12055
F. Hussain and S. N. Amin (2018). ‘I don’t care about their reactions’: agency and ICTs in women’s empowerment in Afghanistan, Gender & Development, 26:2, 249-265, DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2018.1475924
F. Hussain and Suzana Brown (2017), "Information Ecology as a Framework for South-South Cooperation: Case Studies of Rwanda and Bangladesh ICT-Based Health Applications". In: Choudrie J., Islam M., Wahid F., Bass J., Pr iyatma J. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies for Development. ICT4D 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 504. Springer, Cham.
F. Hussain, M. Mostafa, and D. Usmonova, "Online Walking Dead – How Safe is the Global South?", Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2017, Information Technological University, Lahore, Pakistan, November 16-19, 2017


SFIS Collaborative Seed Grant for an interdisciplinary research Sustainable Communication and Knowledge Platforms for Displaced Populations: Experiences with Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh; $ 8,000.
Ford Foundation Grant for a three-year, multi-country research Impact of Female Employment and Female Education on Gender Relations in the Family in South and Southeast Asia, (With Associate Professor Varuni Ganepola and Assistant Professor Sara Nuzhat Amin, Social Science and Asian Studies, AUW; Grant Number: 01301055-0); $ 350,000.