Tanuja Thurairajah

Tanuja Thurairajah

PhD student

Space, Nature and Society

Tel.: 044 63 56510

Room number: Y25 L 04



2018 - Joint organizing of the ‘Sri Lanka: Moving Forward’, the 6th Sri Lanka Roundtable for Academic & Policy Debate, at the University of Zürich from 6-7, September 2018.

2015 - Presentation at the Roundtable on Children and Violence: Politics of Conflict in South Asia at the Second Global South International Studies Conference 2015 (Voices from Outside: Re-shaping International Relations Theory and Practice in an era of Global Transformation), organised by International Studies Association (ISA) Global South Caucus and Singapore Management University, Singapore.

2013 - Panel presentation, title: What Doesn't Bend Breaks' - Revisiting Sri Lanka at the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom

Thurairajah, T, 2018: Space and the City:Small- scale investment of the Sri Lankan diaspora in Colombo, Sri Lanka’, CEPA Working Paper Working Paper Series No.25, 2018 

Amarasingham, A and Thurairajah, T, 2016: Migration, Mobilisation, and Memory: The Sri Lankan Civil War in the Lives of Tamil Youth in Children and Violence: Politics of Conflict in South Asia, Bina D’Costa(Ed.), Cambridge University Press


Research interests


diasporas, transnationalism, peacebuilding, conflict, transitional justice