Asha Islam Nayeem (Bangladesh) is a graduate of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Sonia Nishat Amin She joined the Department of History, University of Dhaka, as a lecturer in 1990 and became a professor in 2014. The title of her dissertation was, 'From Andarmahal to schools: Female Education in Eastern Bengal in the 19th and 20th Centuries.' Asha Islam Nayeem is proficient in Japanese as well as English. She was Research Assistant at the Tokyo University Institute of Oriental Studies from 1989 to 1993. In the academic year 1994-95 she conducted research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In 2005, Asha Islam Nayeem studied American history and culture at New York University (NYU) under a Fulbright Fellowship program. Asha Islam Nayeem is the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Chapter of IFRWH. Her publications include studies of women in Bangladesh and Japan.