Outstanding Paper Prize in Sri Lankan Studies  Dissertation Research Award in Sri Lankan Studies


Dylan Fisher
Grinnell College
Paper: The Disappeared: Fiction and Ethnography in Sri Lanka's Postwar Reconciliation

Alessandra Radicati
PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Dissertation Topic: Titled "The Wonder of Asia: Infrastructure and Development in Colombo." this research is an anthropological study of infrastructure, change and development in Colombo, Sri Lanka


Not Offered 

Dilshanie Perera
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
DissertationTopic:  Post-war transformations in urban space and the built environment in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the effects that new development projects have on sociality in the city.


Neal Malik
College of the Holy Cross
Paper: Symbolic Politics and the Roots of Ethnic Conflict: The Case of Sri Lanka

Prashanth Kuganathan
Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Anthropology, Teachers College, Columbia University
DissertationTopic:  Dynamics of caste practices and discrimination in postwar Jaffna and their consequences in the social life of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Devaka Gunawardena
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UCLA,
Dissertation Topic:  Impact of international political economy on the postwar Sri Lankan state.