Anupama Ranawana, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Aberdeen

Country: Sri Lanka

Research Interests

Religion & Politics

Class, Inequality, and Labor Politics

Political Economy

Race, Ethnicity and Politics


Buddhist Political Thought


Feminist International Relations

South Asia

Critical IR Theory

Liberation Theology

Countries of Interest

Sri Lanka




My Research:

Anupama's doctoral work focused on religious political thought in the global political economy. She has  over eight years of research experience in both academic and policy based work.  Anupama's experience also spans the local and the global, having worked for organisations such as Oxfam GB and Caritas Canada, as well as the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka.  At the university level, she has taught courses on International Political Economy, Democracy and Conflict, Theories of International Relations and on Religion and International Development. Her research, teaching and professional experience has involved her in projects that have examined the following topics: faith and climate change,  civil society in developing contexts, transitional justice, peacebuilding and reconciliation, international development, critical political economy, gender and development,  postcolonial and decolonial approaches to the political economy.  She is a senior researcher for the Centre for Poverty Analysis in Sri Lanka