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Adjunct Assistant Professor
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
- Asian Studies
Up-country Tamils: Charting a New Future in Sri Lanka Co- edited with B. Skanthakumar. International Centre for Ethnic Studies. (2020).
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).