Ph.D. English, Columbia University, 1998
19 Lind Hall
Areas of Expertise
cultural studies; postcolonial literature; literary theory; gender/sexuality; historiography; democracy; human rights; the enlightenment; the british nineteenth century; cricket
Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place and Postcoloniality. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, Public Worlds Series, 2005.
Unmaking the Nation: The Politics of Identity and History in Modern Sri Lanka. Ed. Qadri Ismail and Pradeep Jeganathan. Colombo: SSA, 1995. Reprinted Colombo: SSA, 1997.
"(Not) at Home in (Hindu) India: Shahid Amin, Dipesh Chakrabarty and the Critique of History.” Cultural Critique 68 (Winter 2008).
"Towards a Critique of Anthropology." Cross Cultural Poetics 14 (2004).
"Something Like a Response to 9/11." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 3.1
"Speaking to Sri Lanka." Interventions 3.2
"Discipline and Colony: The English Patient and the Crow's Nest of Post-Coloniality." Postcolonial Studies 3.2 (December 1999).
"Batting Against the Break: On Cricket, Nationalism and the Swashbuckling Sri Lankans." Social Text 50 (1997). Reprinted in Competing Allegories: The Global and Local Cultures of Sport. Ed. Randy Martin and Toby Miller. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
"Foreign Policy [African-American Responses to]." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Ed. Jack Salzman, et al. New York: Macmillan, 1996.
Ways of Knowing
Culture and Colonialism
Literature, History, Postcoloniality
Developing (in) the Wake of Eurocentrism
Reading a "Culturally Different Text": Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient
Marxism and Nationalism
Narratives of Women in Islam
Muslim Women Writers
Techniques of Literary Study