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Muhammad Asadullah

Assistant Professor

Office: CL 343.2
Phone: 306-585-4035

Current classes
JS 318-001 Restorative and Community Justice; JS 316 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution; JS 319 - Criminological Theories; JS 419 - Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice

Research interests

His research interests include decolonization, restorative justice, conflict resolution, village courts, peacemaking criminology, indigenous justice and contemplative justice.


Dr. Muhammad Asadullah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies. Prior to joining UofR, he taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He completed his PhD as well as a Masters in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, Canada. He also holds a Masters in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, USA. He is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships, including Neekaneewak Indigenous Leadership Awards, Contemplative Social Justice Scholar Award, ACJS Doctoral Fellowship Award, C.D. Nelson Memorial Award, Liz Elliott Memorial Graduate Scholarship, President's PhD Scholarship, Provost Prize of Distinction, and Law Foundation Scholarship in Restorative Justice. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Salish Sea Empathy Society ( He is also on the Advisory Committee of Simon Fraser University's Centre for Restorative Justice ( Previously, he was on the board of the Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice and the Communities Embracing Restorative Action. Asadullah is a certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer and offers workshops on compassionate communication, self-empathy, and contemplative practice in community, prison, and academic settings. To showcase his work, Asadullah has participated in a number of international trainings and conferences in Bangladesh, Canada, China, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA.

Recent Scholarly Work

1) Asadullah, M., & Tomporowski, B. (2021). COVID-19 and Restorative Justice. The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, 10(0), 92-120.

2) Asadullah, M. (2021). Decolonization and Restorative Justice: A Proposed Theoretical Framework. Decolonization of Criminology and Justice, 3(1), 27-62.

3) Asadullah, M., & Morrison, B. (2021). Exploring the growth and development of restorative justice in Bangladesh. The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 4(Online first).

4) Asadullah, M., & Morrison, B. (2021). “Communities are not at the periphery, rather they are at the centre of Restorative Justice in BC”: An Inquiry into the praxis of Restorative Justice in British Columbia, Canada. Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice.

5) Morrison, B., Asadullah, M., & Pawlychka, C. (2020). Juvenile justice and restorative justice: Reflecting on developments in British Columbia. Winterdyk, J & Smandych, R. (Ed.) Youth at Risk and Youth Justice: A Canadian Overview (pp. 436-460). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

6) Asadullah, M. (2020). Community praxis: Exploring a community engagement framework for restorative justice in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Bangladesh. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 5(3), 110-119. 

7) Ruddell, R., & Asadullah, M. (2020). Exploring criminal justice in Nova Scotia. Oxford University Press.

Recent Research Grants: 

1) SSHRC - Partnership Development Grants, in collaboration with University of Toronto and community partners , Canada, Nov, 2021 (C$2,00,00.00)

Role: Co-Principle Investigator; Project Title: Exploring the Social Service Needs of Muslims in Ontario: A Community Based Partnership Approach.

2)   President’s Research Seed Grant, University of Regina, Canada, July, 2020 (C$4,803.00)

Role: Principle Applicant; Project Title: Decolonizing Praxis in Academic Settings – An Exploratory Study

3)     BC Crime Reduction Research Program Funding, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, British Columbia, Canada, Dec, 2019 (C$100101.00)

Role: Co-Principle Investigator; Project Title: Exploring Indigenous Justice and Restorative Justice in British Columbia and Saskatchewan: A Comparative Action Research Project

4)     Start-Up Funding Award, University of Regna, Canada, Dec, 2019 (C$12000.00)

Role: Principle Investigator; Project Title: Decolonization and Restorative Justice

5)     Academic Conference Award, University of Regina, Canada, July, 2019 (C$3000.00)

Role: Principle Applicant; Conference 2021 Title: Decolonization and Justice Conference 

6)     Liz Elliott Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2019 (C$1600.00)

7)     Presidents PhD Scholarship, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2019 (C$6500.00)