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Above:  Roundtable on equality and diversity in the profession, Women and Politics summit organized by the Women and Politics specialist group of the Political Studies Association (UK), University of Edinburgh, 10 June 2016 [On the photo, from left to right, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana, (QUB), Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Professor Jenny Mansbridge (Havard Kennedy School) and Dr Akwugo Emejulu (Edinburgh)] //
Ci-dessus: table ronde sur l’égalité et la diversité dans la profession [d’enseignement supérieur et la recherche en science politique au Royaume-Uni), lors du sommet ‘Femmes et politique.s’ convoqué par le groupe de spécialistes ‘Women and Politics’ de l’Association britannique d’études politiques, l’Université d’Edimbourg, le 10 Juin 2016 (de gauche à droite: Chamindra Weerawardhana PhD – Queen’s University Belfast, Manjeet Ramgotra PhD -SOAS Londres, Mme la professeure Jenny Mansbridge – Harvard Kennedy School, Akwugo Emejulu PhD -Université d’Edimbourg).

Publications/publications (selected list/Liste sélectionnée)


[Journal] Weerawardhana, Chamindra, 2018. ‘Profoundly Decolonising? Reflections on a Transfeminist Perspective of International Relations’. Meridians, 18:1, 184-213.

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[Journal] Weerawardhana, Chamindra, 2017. Gender and ethnic politics in Sri Lanka’s Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Socialism and Democracy, 31:2, 73-94. #politicsoftheLeft #socialism #JVP #lka #genderpolitics

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[Book chapter] Weerawardhana, Chamindra, 2017. Paradigms of [in]tolerance? On Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena, #prezpollsl2015, and transformative dynamics of lived religion’ in Ganzevoort, R. and S. Sremac, (Eds) Lived Religion and the politics of (in)tolerance. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 19-39.


[Review] Weerawardhana, Chamindra, 2016. Just ordinary citizens? Towards a comparative portrait of the political immigrant. Edited by Antoine Bilodeau. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016: ISBN 9781442646483. Ethnic and Racial Studies (published online on 16 September 2016:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2016.1232429).


[Review] Weerawardhana, C. 2016. Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania. Edited by Kjerland, K.A. and B.E. Bertelsen. (New York and London: Berghan Books. ISBN  978-1-78238-539-4). Scandinavian Journal of History, 41:1, 135-140.

[Working paper] Weerawardhana, C. 2015, ‘Economic reform, Infrastructure development and bridge-building? Terence O’Neill, J.R. Jayewardene and managing conflict in deeply divided societies’. Working paper, Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast (available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/isctsj/filestore/Filetoupload,535149,en.pdf and here.

[Journal] Weerawardhana, C., and Siriwardane, R. 2015. ‘Reis Mafia in Colombo: Wahlkampf um das Präsidentenamt’. Südasien, 35 (1), Spring 2015, pp. 91-97.

[Review] Weerawardhana, C. 2015. Ganiel, Gladys Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot (Eds.) 2014, Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill. Numen, 62:4, pp. 484-486.

[Journal] Weerawardhana, C. 2013, From Ottawa to Colombo: Conceptualising Canada’s international role at the hour of Eastphalia” Revue française d’études canadiennes, Vol. 75, December 2013, pp. 97-127.

Knowledge Transfer, journalism & media/ Transfert d’expertise et activités journalistiques

See the ‘Recent writing/écrits récents section of this website/Veuillez consulter la page ‘érits récents sur ce site.

Conferences/Guest Talks/ Colloques/ interventions invitées (selected list/ liste sélectionnée)


31 May 2017: Gender, parliamentary representation and the quagmires of female legislatorship: politico-historical insights from Northern Ireland?
presented at a roundtable entitled ‘Sex in Parliament? Deliberations on Gender Sensitivity at Home and Abroad’, hosted by the Canadian Political Science Association, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

31 May 2017: Managing Hostilities: A Trans Woman in the Academy?,  presentation at a specialist roundtable entitled ‘Feminist Interdisciplinarity: Resistance Against Hostile Academic Environments’ co-hosted by the Canadian Sociological Association, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

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Intervention intituléVers un/des Transféminisme/s qui nous représente.nt ! Un regard provenant du/des « sud.s », lors de l’Université Féministe d’été, Université Laval, le 25 mai 2017.

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Organisatrice d’un panel intitulé ‘Décoloniser la production scientifique en sciences sociales’, lors du congrès de la Société québécoise de Science Politique, le 17 mai 2017. Pour visionner tout l’événement sur Facebook live, veuilez cliquer ici. Le congrès s’est tenu du 17 au 19 mai 2017 à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Guest presentation at a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Unpacking intersectionality and identity politics’, co-organised by the Anti-Racism Network of Ireland, Dublin, 28 April 2017. / Intervention invitée lors d’une table-ronde autour de l’intersectionnalité, co-organisée par le réseau irlandais d’antiracisme, Dublin, le 28 avril 2017.

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Guest presentation and panel discussion on reproductive justice, solidarities and movement-building at the 2017 Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance, Glasgow, 20 April 2017. / Intervention invitée et participation dans un panel sur la justice reproductive, solidarités et le renforcement des mouvements, lors du festival de résistance des travailleur.euse.s de sexe, Glasgow, le 20 avril 2017.


24 March 2017:  Talk entitled ‘The wise liberal doctor of Ulster’s ills: revisiting the legacy of Sheelagh Murnaghan LLB MP OBE’, History Seminar, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast.



 16 January 2017: Transfeminist activism within and beyond the academy: a necessary dialogue in the UK context?’ presentation at an ESRC seminar entitled ‘Feminizing Politics’, Birbeck College, The University of London,



Above: Snapsots from my #transparenting workshop at #ILGA2016BKK

30 November 2016: Workshop on ‘Transparenting‘ at the 2016 annual ILGA World conference, Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok. For information, see https://medium.com/@fremancourt/transparenting-workshop-a-summary-of-some-of-the-key-ideas-ilga2016bkk-7fb1ea137442#.jc0fqvuj8



Nov 17-18 2016: Annual conference of Sibéal, the Irish Feminist and Gender Studies Network. Intervention in an interactive panel on social transformation. Full presentation here.



Nov-17-18 2016: Annual conference of Sibéal, the Irish Feminist and Gender Studies Network. Paper: A woman’s struggle for equality and justice: Revisiting the legacy of Sheelagh Murnaghan MP at trying times. For information, click here.



15 June 2016: paper on a Transfeminist perspectives on world politics, presented at the Trans*formations conference on Transgender Studies, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. A video of my talk is available here.

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10 June 2016: Presentation, roundtable on Equality and Diversity in the Profession, Women and Politics Summit, hosted by the Women and Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (UK), University of Edinburgh.

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31 May 2016: paper presented at the 2016 annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Calgary (Panel: Statebuilding in divided societies). Title of paper: Politics of the left amidst ethno-national division: on shared challenges, impasses and paths forward?

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21 May 2016: Communication intitulée Repenser le pluralisme ? Propagandes médiatiques et les enjeux à la cohésion sociale : regards croisés sur l’expérience londonienne, présentée lors du Congrès annuel de 2016 de la Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP), tenu à l’Université Laval, du 19 au 21 mai 2016.  Un podcast relatif à ce papier est disponible dans mon blog ici.

22 March 2016: Majoritarian imperatives? The ‘new’ politics of Sinhala majoritarian nationalism in Sri Lanka, the 2016 annual conference of the Political Studies Association, UK, Brighton. (panel on Elections and Parties in South Asia).


3-5 September 2014: ‘The strange case of Buddhist Brigades: Mapping the [Religious] Extremist Streak in Post-War Sri Lankan Politics’, 2014 conference of the Sociology of Religion Network, European Sociological Association, Belfast.

‘Piecemeal peace? Reflections on the United Nations and the future of liberal peacebuilding at the hour of Eastphalia’, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany, July 2013.

‘Scylla or charybdis? Exploring Sri Lanka’s foreign policy predicament/s in the post-war phase’,  ETH Zürich, 23 November 2011.


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