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Rifat Binte Lutful

University of Delaware

Rifat Binte Lutful is a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware (UD) in the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Her research interest focuses on Security Studies, Democratization and Comparative Politics of Developing Countries, and Politics of South Asia.

Her doctoral research focuses on the rise of radicalization in Muslim majority states.

She has worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant. She has taught Introduction to Global Politics at UD.

Her co-authored paper, “Political Islamic movements in South Asia,” with Dr. Muqtedar Khan was recently published in The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam (edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh) in 2021.