Roaksana Firdaus Nigar

Roaksana Firdaus Nigar


University of Dhaka profile

Roaksana Firdaus Nigar is a Ph.D. researcher in the Architecture and Urbanism Research Group at the University of Leeds. In 2015 she received her master's degree in Islamic Art, Architecture, and Archaeology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She completed her bachelor's degree from the same university.

Roaksana has around five years of experience in Islamic architecture and archaeology. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Islamic History and Culture, University of Dhaka, one of the top universities in Bangladesh, before starting her Ph.D. in Leeds and she worked as a Lecturer there. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Climate Change and Environmental Research, BRAC University, Bangladesh. During her stay in Bangladesh, she conducted two projects, 1. Sculpture of the liberation war in Dhaka: Historical and Structural Inquisition funded by the Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, 2. Civil Architecture of the Mughal Dhaka: Its impact on the Society, Economy, and Culture of Medieval Bengal funded by Centennial Research Grant (CRT), University of Dhaka. She gave a talk at seminars and conferences at home and abroad. 



Research interests

Roaksana is interested in doing research in architecture, space, urbanism, the history of South Asia, especially Bangladesh, numismatics, and archaeology. She published articles in this area of research. 


  • Bachelor Degree in Islamic History and Culture-University of Dhaka
  • Master Degree in Islamic Art, Architecture and Archaeology- University of Dhaka