Thamali Nisansala Kithsiri Thenne Gedara

Thamali Nisansala Kithsiri Thenne Gedara

PhD student

Political Geography

Tel.: 044 63 55213

Room number: Y25 L 64

thamali.kithsiri@geo.uzh.ch

Keywords

Identity, identity formation, hybridity, territorialisation, purification, everyday practices, Sri Lanka

Education

BA in Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
MA in Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Current Research

My PhD research aims at exploring how identities are produced and reproduced through territorialisation in the border-lands of Sri Lanka. In my research, I will be looking at three case studies from border-land communities in Madukanda, Paanama and Thulawelliya in Sri Lanka to study identity [formation], naming practices and purification.