Dr. Kanchana Sujananie Bulumulle

Senior Lecturer (G I)

Social Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Staff member
Contact:

Central Campus, Room 12, 2nd Floor, Faculty of HSS, OUSL, Nawala

Office: +94112881000, Ext: 402 Mobile: 718740706

Email: kbulu@ou.ac.lk


Area of Specification:

Sociology of Gender

Research Intrests:

Gender equality in higher education, Spirituality and peace, Love and love labouring

Affiliations:

NULL

Programmes Coordination:

MA in Development and Policy Studies

Course Coordination:

SSD 2106 SSU 2207 SSU 2208 SSU 3209 SSU 3153 SSU 3157 SSU2252 DSU4652 DSP9403

Awards:

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • International Summer School-University of Oslo awarded by the Norwegian Development Agency from June-August 2007

 

  • Awarded the Best Research Article award for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for a collaborative paper on “Quantitative & Qualitative Dimensions of Gender Equity in Sri Lankan Higher Education” The Women’s Studies International Forum in June 2007

 

  • Asian Institute of Technology Fellowship awarded for MSc in Gender and Development Studies at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (January 2008-December 2009)

 

  • Awarded Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom in 2008 by the UGC and the Commonwealth Commission in the UK.

 

  • Awarded AFSI (Adelaide Fee Scholarships International) Scholarship for the Master of Arts (research) candidature in 2008 by the Discipline of Gender, Work and Social Inquiry, University of Adelaide, Australia (this was upgraded to Ph.D. in March 2010)

 

  • Awarded International Travel Grant Scholarship for feild work in Sri Lanka for Ph.D.candidature in 2010 by the Center for Graduate Studies, University of Adelaide, South Australia

 

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist of National Science Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology   from August 2018 to February 2019 (At present).
Researches:

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS – (Latest First)

Journal Articles

Bulumulle, Kanchana S.(2016).I was a source for various rumors and sexually associated fabrications… I’ve had very bad experiences: Gender politics and women’s disadvantage in the academy In: Felicitation volume of Senior Professor A.K.G. Jayasinghe, (Kumara, N.V.G.A.H., Wijesundara C.G and Premarathne M.T.K (eds), Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Bulumulle,Kanchana, Ranasinghe, Sudatta,Vidanapathirana,Upali, Rajamanthri, Senani, Abeysuriya,Pathma, Devendra,Dineli and Goonathilake, Sunethra –(2009), “A Study of the Effects of Student Support Services (SSS) on Learner Performance in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:Inter-Department Study on Distant Education”,  The OUSL Journal, Vol 5, OUSL: Colombo.

Bulumulle-Kanchana, Gunawardena-Chandra, Yoga R., Tressie L., Asha V., (2006) “Quantitative & Qualitative Dimensions of Gender Equity in Sri Lankan Higher Education” The Women’s Studies International Forum 29, 562-571p.

Book  chapters (Co authored)

Gunawardena-Chandra, Lekamge, Dayalatha, Bulumulle, Kanchana S., Dissanayake, Samudra. (2005),  “A Study of Child Rearing Practices Prevalent in Selected Communities in Sri Lanka”, Research Bulletin of The Department of Education: University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., and Gunawardena-Chandra (2005), “Gender equity Interventions on Access in the University of Colombo “. Gunawardena, Chandra (ed.):Not Adding Up –Looking Beyond Numbers. OUSL Press, Colombo, pp130-157

 

BOOKS, MAGAZINES & ARTICLES

Gamaathige, Amarasena, Dissanayake, Samudra ,Bulumulle, Kanchana , &Piyaratne, Anton (2007) First Edition Introduction to Sociology – Vol I : OUSL

Gunawardena-Chandra, Yoga R., Tressie L., Kanchana B., Asha V., “Quantitative & Qualitative Dimensions of Gender Equity in Sri Lankan Higher Education” The Women’s Studies International Forum 29, (2006), 562-571p.

Bulumulle, Kanchana  S., Dissanayake, Samudra &Warnakulasooriya, Theodore (2000) Gender and Development– Vol I : OUSL Press, Colombo. (Experimental Edition)

Bulumulle, Kanchana S.,   Bandaranayake, Padmini&Manuratna, M, (2000) Gender and Development– VolII : OUSL Press, Colombo. (Experimental Edition)

Pinnawela, Sisira & Bulumulle, Kanchana (1998), Sociological Theories and Research Methods – Vol II: OUSL Press, Colombo. (Experimental Edition)

Hettige, S.T., Gamaathige, A., Dissanayake, Samudra & Bulumulle, Kanchana (1997) Applied Sociology – Vol II: OUSL Press, Colombo.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS

International

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2018), Gendered Opportunity: Gendered opportunity: A pre-academic career dynamic in the academic life of Sri Lankan and Australian academicsthe Second Women and Society Conference of the Royal University for Women 18- 19 April Riffa, Bahrain. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2016), Gendered Micro Politics: Exploring the Conventional and ODL Academic Systems in Sri Lankathe Eighth Pan Commonwealth Forum 28- November- 3rd DecemberKL Malaysia, The Commonwealth of Learning. Paper

Illankoon-Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2012), “Gendered micro politics: Experiences of Sri Lankan and Australian academics” Critical women: women as agents of change through Higher Education, International conference organized by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, 05th -8th March 2012. Colombo, Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2010), “Academic privilege in the work place” Emerging possibilities: New possibilities at critical times, Australian Women’s and Gender Studies conference, Australia 29th June-2nd July 2010. Adelaide, Paper

Bulumulle, KanchanaS.andSenaniRajamanthri, (2006), “Student Expectations of Classroom Sessions: ODL or Conventional?” the Fourth Pan Commonwealth Forum 30-3 November Jamaica, The Commonwealth of Learning. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2006),  “Gender Equity Interventions on Access in a Sri Lankan University” , 10th Annual Conference on Women by WEXDEV-ATN 11th-13th April, Adelaide South Australia . Paper

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS & RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Local

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2015 October) “Gendered opportunity: A pre-academic career dynamic in the academic life of Sri Lankan and Australian academics” Presented for Sri Lanka Sociological Association University of Colombo 29th October 2015. The Department of Sociology-University of Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2015 August) A report on the status of female Heads of households and their access to economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Anuraohapura District: Kebethigollawa and Mahavilachchiya Submitted to and funded by Fokus Women. Colombo. Report

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2015 July), Gender subtleties of academic micro-politics: interrogating the academy ICSGBV 9th and 10th July 2015 Eastern University of Sri Lanka- Batticaloa . Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2014), Gender subtleties of academic micro-politics: an exploration of the academy Fourteenth Conference on Women’s Studies by CENWOR 2nd -4th December .CENWOR:Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2008), “A Gender equality Ideology: The Nordic Experience” Eleventh Conference on Women’s Studies by CENWOR 4th -8thApril .CENWOR:Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2007) “A comprehension of effects of inter-parental violence on children”,The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Annual Sessions on 5th -9th December, Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2007) “Effects of Marital Violence on Children” ,The OUSL Annual Academic Sessions 28t-29th June, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2006), “How Bad is Violence: The case of wife abuse in Sri Lanka” The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Annual Sessions on 12-17th December, Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2006), “The role of Patriarchal values among Victims of Wife abuse” Tenth Conference on Women’s Studies by CENWOR 2nd-5thApril .CENWOR:Colombo. Paper

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2005), “Gender Equity Interventions in a Sri Lankan University”,  10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies- 16-18th December,  The University of Kelaniya: Colombo. Paper

Ranasinghe, S.,Vidanapathirana, Rajamanthri, Abeysuriya, Devendra, Bulumulle,Goonathilake –(2005), “A Study of the Effects of Student Support Services (SSS) on Learner Performance in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:Inter-Department Study on Distant Education”,  The OUSL Silver Jubilee Academic Sessions November, OUSL Colombo. Paper

Gunawardena-Chandra, DayalathaLekamge, Kanchana S Bulumulle, SamudraDissanayake, (2004), “Gender Role Socialization in the children”, on The OUSL annual Sessions 8th December, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Colombo. Paper

Gunawardena-Chandra, Kanchana S Bulumulle, Asha Van Dort, (2004), “Gender Equity in the University of Colombo” The Nineth Convention on Women’s Studies20th -23rd March, CENWOR, Colombo. Paper

Gunawardena-Chandra, DayalathaLekamge, Kanchana S Bulumulle, SamudraDissanayake, (2004), “A study of Child Rearing Practices and Gender Role Socialization Prevalent in Selected Communities in Sri Lanka-A Pilot Study”,The Nineth Convention on Women’s Studies, 20th -23rd March, CENWOR, Colombo. Paper

 

UNPUBLISHED REPORTS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Bulumulle, Kanchana S. (2018). Author of the report on Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education and STR-Training of Trainer Inaugural workshop based on INASP Gender equality toolkit Organized by National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL) and OWSD Sri Lanka held on 30th March 2018 at Hilton Residences, Colombo 03 submitted to INASP, Cambridge UK.

Bulumulle, Kanchana S. (July 2017). Co-Author Report on The training workshop on Leadership and career development  Women in science, technology and research (STR)Organized by National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL) and National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) in collaboration with Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) held on 23rd May 2017 in Colombo 03 submitted to the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka.

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2015), Interrogating What is Male Privilege in the Academy”: A Ph.D.Thesis  Submitted in Fulfillment of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Discipline of Gender and Women’s’ Studies  to the School of Social Science, University of Adelaide. Australia

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (2004), “Wife Abuse and Patriarchal Values :An examination of domestic Violence in the Urban households”: A Thesis  Submitted in Fulfillment of the Master of Philosophy Degree in Sociology to the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka

Bulumulle, Kanchana S.,  (June 1997), “Gender considerations in forestry development in Sri Lanka: A special study report submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands & Forestry and the Overseas Development Administration (ODA), Colombo.

Athukorale, Tissa & Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (1994), “The Rural Energy Situation of Sri Lanka”;A report submitted to ITDG (Integrated Technology Development Group Colombo by ADRC, Kandy.

Bulumulle, Kanchana S., (1993), “Rehabilitation of Youthful Offenders Under the Borstal Setup; An Institutional Survey”: An unpublished Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts Degree to the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

(2018 June).Resource person of workshop creating Gender Awareness among Gender cell officials of OUSL -Training of Trainer Organized by the OUSL Gender Equity Cell and Director Gender Equity OUSL at SDC/OUSL.

(2018 May).Resource person and Coordinator of workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education and STR-Training of Trainer Inaugural workshop based on INASP Gender equality toolkit Organized by National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL) and OWSD Sri Lanka held on 30th March 2018 at Hilton Residences, Colombo 03.

(2017 May) Resource person on Perceived Challenges to academic career advancement: An exploration of the Sri Lankan Academy– AtThe training workshop on “leadership and career development” Women in science, technology and research (STR)Organized by National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL) andNational Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) in collaboration with Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) held on 23rd May 2017 in Colombo 03

Contributed to the National Action Plan on Sex and Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka, by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs in November 2015 in Colombo

Television discussion (Live) on the National Television Network TNL Television “Bihidora” broadcasted on the 8th August 2007at 9.45 pm-11.30 pm.

Presentation on “Patriarchy-Pithrumulikatwaya” the monthly public seminar conducted by the Academic Circle of the Pollonnaruwa Archaeological Museum on 27th February 2007

Presentation made on “Wife Abuse: A result of Patriarchy” to the Academic Circle of the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences on 2nd October 2006

Conducted Workshop on “Child protection” for child care workers at the Sarvodayachildren’s Development Division, RawatawattaMoratuwa on 23rd August 2006

Television discussion commemorating the “International Women’s Day” on the National Television Network Rupavahini, “Vishwa Sara” broadcasted on the 12th March at 9.30 pm

Trained as an Instructional Design Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and transformation of course material online from 2006Nov to 2008(on moodle)

International Summit on “Theme Centered Interaction-TCI, Conducted at the Mahatma Gandhi University in India from 12-14th February 2006”

Ongoing Research:

National Project on Gender in STEM fields as its Lead Researcher: National Science Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Scientist  from August 2018 to February 2019 (At present).

Research Supervisions:

MA in Development and Public Policy 3 students

Research Titles

  • LIVELYHOOD CHALLENGES OF WOMEN HEADED HOUSEHOLDS WHHs AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STRATEGIES IN JAFFNA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIATE
  • THE STUDY OF FACTORS CAUSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SAMMANTHURAI AREA
  • A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WOMEN LABOUR MIGRATION TO MIDDLE EAST ITS IMPACT ON FAMILY IN THE MUTUR DIVISIONAL SECRETARIATE
Publications:

OUSL New Letter Bullatine 2016 Article

OUSL New Letter Bullatine 2017 Poetry

OUSL New Letter Bullatine 2018 Poetry

 

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