About Me

I have explored the intersection of women’s lives with violence as a humanitarian aid worker, policy analyst, human rights researcher, writer, and academic. My personal concern is Tamil women in Sri Lanka, my political project situates their experiences within the struggles of marginalized women everywhere.

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@ViceNews: Amid Terrorism Fears, Signs Appear of a Rift Between Young Muslim and Black Women

This piece examines the tensions between young women activists caught between intersecting identities and polarized politics. Women who are all, “at risk of surveillance and police brutality — whether they cover their heads with a hijab or a hoodie” The full piece can be found on Vice News: https://news.vice.com/article/amid-us-terrorism-fears-signs-appear-of-a-rift-between-young-muslim-and-black-women

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The Forever Victims? The Dangers of Victimizing Tamil Women

In a global moment where the conversation around sexual violence is both incessant and remarkably over-simplified, this report,The Forever Victims Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka, is a snapshot study by myself and Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman that attempts to disrupt prevailing narratives on the position, and politics, of Tamil women. As Sri Lanka comes up for…

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@Outlook Magazine: Artful Democracy

While regime change in Sri Lanka is welcomed, its democratic merits cannot be celebrated just yet

As the old guard in Sri Lanka was dramatically toppled in the recent presidential elections, best wishes were offered not only to the opponent, Maithripala Sirisena, but to a hopefully imminent resuscitation of a suffocated democracy.

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