Dr Neloufer de Mel
University of Colombo
Neloufer de Mel is Senior Professor of English (Chair) at the Dept. of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The author of Militarizing Sri Lanka: Popular Culture, Memory and Narrative in the Armed Conflict, and Women and the Nation’s Narrative: Gender and Nationalism in 20th Century Sri Lanka. Her recent journal publications and edited volumes have been on postwar Sri Lanka, providing feminist, postcolonial and cultural studies perspectives on questions of justice, displacement, the role of the arts in peacebuilding and disability performance. She has been the recipient of several research grants and held distinguished research fellowships at international universities and academic institutes including Yale, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the Universities of Zurich and New York, and Technical University Dresden.