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Daniel Bass

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Uris Hall, Room 170E
dmb46@cornell.edu

Educational Background

2004 Ph.D. University of Michigan, Anthropology

1998 M.A. University of Michigan, Anthropology

1998 M.A. University of Michigan, Asian Studies

1995 B.A. Carleton College Sociology/Anthropology and South Asian Studies
 

Overview

Administrative Manager & Fellowship Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Asian Studies

Geographic Research Areas: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea plantations, diaspora, religion, and popular culture

Departments/Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies

Publications

Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, co-edited with Amarnath Amarasingam. London: Hurst & New York: Oxford University Press (2016).

“Incomplete Integration: Local Government, Citizenship and Tamil Identity in the Up-country.” In Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, Amarnath Amarasingam & Daniel Bass, eds. London: Hurst (2016).

“Introduction.” co-written with Amarnath Amarasingam In Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, Amarnath Amarasingam & Daniel Bass, eds. London: Hurst (2016).

Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka: Up-country Tamil Identity Politics. Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series No. 61. London: Routledge (2012) & Colombo: Social Scientists Association (2015; paperback edition).

“Making Sense of the Census: Up-country Tamils and the Contours of Tamil Nationalism” In Pathways of Dissent: Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka, R. Cheran, ed., p. 139-151. New Delhi: Sage (2009).

Paper Tigers on the Prowl: Rumors, Violence and Agency in the Up-country of Sri Lanka.” Anthropological Quarterly 81 (1): 269-296 (2008).                                                 

Landscapes of Malaiyaha Tamil Identity. Marga Monograph Series on Ethnic Reconciliation No. 8. Colombo: Marga Institute, 22 pp (2001).

Malaiyaha (Up-Country) Identity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century. ICES Lecture/ Discussion Series No. 2. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, 16 pp (2000).