- Ph.D. student
- Department Research Assistant
312 Baker Hall
Water governance and water justice
Intersections of health, gender, and environment
I am a Sociocultural Anthropology Ph.D. student specializing in medical and environmental anthropology. My Ph.D. dissertation will examine the social and political aspects of water insecurity in the context of Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. I am also interested in studying how state violence and militarization in Sri Lanka affect the health and well-being of marginalized communities. I obtained my BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Peradeniya. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at MSU, I worked as an adjunct instructor at Montclair State University and the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Gajasinghe, K., & Jayakodi, P. (2022). Examining relationships between religious and linguistic nationalism in a recent controversy surrounding the Sri Lankan national anthem. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 21(3), 307-319. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ETPC-10-2021-0141