Having completed a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and a masters’ degree in International Politics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, I am currently continuing my studies in PhD in Political Science. For my PhD, I am exploring the dynamics of private debt on people’s political agency. My research is based in Sri Lanka, where I work closely with people from low-income households in order to understand how indebted people respond to their debt and how such responses shape people’s identity in return.
I worked as a teaching assistant to the Department of Political Science for three years and got the opportunity to teach several courses in the undergraduate program. I find teaching a reciprocal engagement through which I could contribute as well as be nurtured. It is my wish to be a teacher after graduating from UHM.