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Sharika Thiranagama

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Sharika Thiranagama

Sakurako and William Fisher Family Faculty Scholar in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for Global Ethnography
Faculty Affiliates
Ethnography Directors
Past Faculty Fellows

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Sharika Thiranagama is the Sakurako and William Fisher Family Faculty Scholar in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Her research has focused on various aspects of the Sri Lankan civil war. Primarily, she has conducted research with two different ethnic groups, Sri Lankan Tamils and Sri Lankan Muslims. Her research explores changing forms of ethnicisation, the effects of protracted civil war on ideas of home in the midst of profound displacement and the transformations in and relationships between the political and the familial in the midst of political repression and militarization.