Priyanka Jayakodi

  • PhD student
  • Graduate Research Assistant


412 Baker Hall

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Gender
  • Water governance and water justice

Biographical Info

Priyanka Jayakodi is a doctoral student at the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Her scholarly work is centered on the interplay between gender, human health, and the environment. She is specifically interested in studying water governance and water justice in the context of Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology (CKDue) in Sri Lanka. She is also interested in studying urban agriculture and food systems in the U.S. with a focus on community gardening. She has worked as an adjunct instructor at the Open University of Sri Lanka and Montclair State University.