Dr. Sandya HewamanneHewamanne-664x1024150x150
Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology
Office: Anthropology Building
Email: hewamask@wfu.edu

Research and Scholarly Activities

Sandya Hewamanne is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. She received her BA in Sociology from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and her MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include globalization, identity, cultural politics and feminist and post colonial theory. She has previously taught at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Hartwick College, New York and at Drake University.

Publications: Books
Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone: Gender and Politics in Sri Lanka (2008).  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14380.html
Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles“Negotiating Sexual Meanings:  Global Discourses, Local Practices and Free Trade Zone Workers on City Streets.”  Ethnography, Forthcoming.

“Collaborative Script Writing: Street Drama and Applied Anthropology among Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Workers.”  Practising Anthropology,Vol 33 no.1 (Winter 2011).

“Suicide Narratives and In-Between Identities among Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers.” Ethnology, Vol. 49 no.1 (Winter 2010). 

“Gendering the Internally Displaced: Problem Bodies, Fluid Boundaries and Politics of Civil Society Participation in Sri Lanka.” International Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol.11 no.1 (January 2010).

“Duty Bound?: Militarization, Romances and New Spaces of Violence among Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zone Garment Factory Workers.” Cultural Dynamics, Vol. 21, no.2 (July 2009): 153-184.

“’City of Whores’: Nationalism, Development and Global Garment Workers of Sri Lanka.” Social Text,95 Vol. 26, no, 2 (Summer 2008).

Teaching and Student Engagement

Fall 2012

ANT 114 C – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANT 335 A – Visualizing South Asia



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