Saad Khan

PhD, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies


Saad Khan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at University of Washington. He is researching LGBTQ activism in Bangladesh. His research examines emerging strategies and spaces in which queer organizing takes place, indeterminacies, or trans/national legibility or illegibility, of organizing methods and sites, and theorizes a sociology of queer politics beyond a framework of progress, development, and visibility. He worked at Brac James P. Grant School of Public Health, Brac University as a Senior Research Associate, where he coordinated and conducted qualitative research and advocacy projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights education and curriculum development, LGBTQ issues, disability, masculinity, and public health. He designed flagship courses and developed pedagogical tools across photography, documentary film, and visual art. He has also conducted workshops on youth leadership, advocacy work, queer research, and grant writing. He has received international fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Swedish Institute, and the US Dept. of State.