Seama Mowri

International Development Studies

Seama Mowri is a PhD researcher working as a part of the EQUIMOB Project at Utrecht University. Her PhD focuses on women's safety in public mobility infrastructures of Dhaka. By applying a mix of methods within the interpretive paradigm (systematic review, discourse analysis and qualitative fieldwork), she explores mobility inequality at both systemic and individual levels. 

Mowri specializes in ethnographic and qualitative research. Her research interests are gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, changing gender relationships, the problematic framing of women empowerment and how that intersects with gender roles and development. She earned her Bachelors in Economics from the University of Toronto, and holds an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University. She is also a Certified Professional in Project Management (PMP).

Prior to her appointment at Utrecht University, Mowri worked in programme implementation for EU funded development projects in Bangladesh. She has served as a Senior Research Coordinator at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, working in the nexus of gender and SRHR. She enjoys using visual storytelling to translate research for the broader audience.