Talk on post-war Sri Lanka
The talk is held by Dr. Vagisha Gunasekara. Dr. Gurnasekara is a Sri Lankan researcher, affiliated with the Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) that studies particular entanglements of gender and conflict in rapidly changing situations in the South Asia region. She received her PhD in political science from Purdue University, USA. Her current work focuses on the changing nature of capital-labour relations, dynamics of centre-periphery relations and political brokerage in post-war Sri Lanka. In the recent past, she conducted research on the political economy of household indebtedness, livelihoods and service delivery, social, economic- and political dynamics and effects of tourism development in war-affected areas. Vagisha is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies in Colombo.
Vagisha is a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo. She teaches in the Post-Graduate Diploma leading to a Master of Gender and Women’s Studies at the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). She is also a member in the Board of Directors at the Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC), Sri Lanka.
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