Ms. Thilini Prasadika

Lecturer (Temporary)

Department of Language Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Lecturer (Temporary) in English
Contact:

Central Campus, Colombo

Office: 0112881056, Ext: 556

Email: kapra@ou.ac.lk


Area of Specification:
  • Cultural Studies
  • Academic Podcasting
  • Essay Film Making
Research Intrests:
  • Crossings of queer analytic, the Sinhala-Buddhist problematic and Social class
Affiliations:
  • Admissions Director, Department of Admissions, GCAS College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaborator, South Asian Keywords in English, Keywords Project by the University of Pittsburgh, USA, Birkbeck University, England and University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Deputy Editorial Member, Critical Quarterly, Online ISSN:1467-8705, © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Contributions:
  • Who is Afraid of the Humanities: A Lankan Podcast (A podcast on the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world, with particular emphasis on the ‘crisis’ the field of Arts and Humanities face today)

Programmes Coordination:
  • Level 05, BA in English and English Language Teaching
Awards:
  • Virginia Woolf Scholarship, GCAS College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Award for Best Paper, “Oya Samanalayekda”?: The Politics of Representation of Gender and Sexual Non-conforming Identities on Sri Lankan Mainstream YouTube Channels, ASnet International Multidisciplinary Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. eISBN: 978-967-16859-6-9
Researches:
  • Research Assistant  (January 2018 – April 2018), UNESCO-HNA Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education, Enhancing Girls’ and Women’s Right to Quality Education through Gender-Sensitive Policy Making, Teacher Development and Pedagogy in South, Southeast and Central Asia: Situation and Training Needs Analysis for Gender Mainstreaming across the Education Sector, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok.
  •  Project Assistant  (February 2017-February 2018), United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016, Department of Fine Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  Project Title: “Preservation of Endangered Traditional and Indigenous Ritual Music and Dance Forms, Related Oral Expressions and Craftsmanship that Cut across the Ethnic Divide in Sri Lanka”
Publications:
  • Edited Volumes

Prabha, Academic Journal of the Temporary Staff of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Volume I and Volume II (ISBN 2279-3127), Co-editor

  • Conference Abstracts

Prasadika, K.A.T. (2019). Puswedilla’s Arsetolk: A Study of the Extralinguistic Values of the Hierarchized Sri Lankan English. International Conference on Humanities 2018/2019, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Conference Proceedings

Prasadika, T. Kadugodage, A. (2019) “Oya Samanalayekda”?: The Politics of Representation of Gender and Sexual Non-conforming Identities on Sri Lankan Mainstream YouTube Channels. ASNet International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference 2019, Asian Scholars Network (002903215-H), Malaysia.   eISBN: 978-967-16859-6-9

Prasadika, T. Kadugodage, A. (2019). “Out” of the “Corporeal” Closet?: The Narratives of Visibility and the Constitution of Gender and Sexually Non-conforming Identities on Sri Lankan Instagram Profiles. GARI Winter Multidisciplinary Research Symposium 2019, Global Academic Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-7153-01-8 and ISSN 2424-6425b

Prasadika, T, (2016). Fixity and Change: Class and Culture in the Department of English, university of Peradeniya, International Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Peradeniya, 2016. Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-589-221-6

Prasadika, T. (2018) “Personal is Political”: Aravinda and the Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalist Ideology in Viragaya. PGIHS Research Congress 2018, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  ISBN 978-955-7395-01-2

  • Conference Presentations

Prasadika, T. (2021). Can the Centre Hold?: Knowledge Production and Dissemination in English Departments of Sri Lanka. Colonial Knowledges Seminar Series.  https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/the-rubber-plant-and-the-english-department-a-botanical-network-and-an-educational-legacy/

Prasadika, T. (2020). “Queer Antithesis: Semantic Slippages of Love in ‘The One Who Loves You So’”. QGRAD Conference 2020. University of California Los Angeles, United States of America.

Prasadika, T. (2020). The Sri Lankan Queer Cinema: Queer Signposts and Heteronormative Fixtures. Sydney Screen Studies Network Virtual Seminar, 16th April 2020.

Prasadika, T. (2019). “Puswedilla’s Arsetolk: A Study of the Extra-Linguistic Values of the Hierarchized Sri Lankan English”, International Conference on Humanities 2019. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Prasadika, T. Kadugodage, A. (2019) “Oya Samanalayekda”?: The Politics of Representation of Gender and Sexual Non-conforming Identities on Sri Lankan Mainstream YouTube Channels. ASNet International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference 2019, Asian Scholars Network (002903215-H), Malaysia.

Prasadika, T. Kadugodage, A. (2019).  ‘Out’ of the Corporeal Closet? :Instagram as a Site of Queer Subjectivation. International Conference on Social Science and Humanities 2019, Global Academic Research Institute Research Symposium, Sri Lanka.

Prasadika, T. (2018) “Personal is Political”: Aravinda and the Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalist Ideology in Viragaya. PGIHS Research Congress 2018, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Prasadika, T, (2016). Fixity and Change: Class and Culture in the Department of English, University of Peradeniya, International Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Peradeniya, 2016. Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Prasadika, K.A.T., Kadugodage, N.A. (2019). “Oya Samanalayekda?”: The Architects and Architexts of Gender and Sexual Nonconforming Identities on Mainstream Sri Lankan YouTube Channels. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, 1 (2), Asian Scholars Network, Malaysia.  e-ISSN: 2682-8502 http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/7592

Prasadika, K.A.T., Kadugodage, N.A., (2019). Instagram As a Site of Queer Subjectivation: Preliminary Conceptualizations. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5 (4), Global Academic Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISSN 2424-6492, ISBN 978-955-7153-00-1

Prasadika, T. (2018). Negotiating Marginal Subject Positions: The Dynamics of Class and Culture in the English Department Discourse of a State University in Sri Lanka. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1 (2), Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  ISBN 978-955-23-0019-3

  • Book Reviews

Prasadika, K.A. T. “White Boat Coming up the River:” Animalia, a Counter-Archive of Animal Histories.” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 21 (2021): 126-129. Available at: https://doi.org/10.17077/2168-569X.1576

  • Book Chapters

Prasadika, T. (2021). “Smashing Spatial Patriarchy”?: #Metoo, #CreateAScene and “(Re)invented” Feminism(s) in Sri Lanka. The Other Me Toos. (ed.) Iqra Shagufta Cheema, University of North Texas. (To be published by the Oxford University Press)

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