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Asoka Bandarage

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Sociology

Asoka Bandarage currently teaches in the Sociology Department specializing in International Development. She taught at Yale University, Brandeis University, Macalester College, Georgetown University, European Peace University and Mount Holyoke College, MA where she received tenure. She was Chair of the Women’s Studies Program at Mount Holyoke. Prof. Bandarage is the author of Colonialism in Sri Lanka (Mouton,1983), Women, Population and Global Crisis (Zed,1997), The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy (Routledge, 2010)  and other publications (See CV). She serves on boards including Critical Asian Studies, The National Advisory Council on South Asian Affairs, Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics and Board of the Yale Club of Washington D.C. Bandarage is a co-founder of the Committee on Women, Population and Health, guest editor of Political Environments and the Woman of Power magazines.  She has presented hundreds of lectures and media interviews  (including CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg News), organized many conferences and seminars and received numerous fellowships for her work.


Yale University (PhD)
Yale University (MA)
Bryn Mawr College (BA)

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