Devaka Gunawardena


Grad Student
Department: Anthropology
Email: dgunawardena@ucla.edu


I am currently a third year graduate student in the Anthropology Department at UCLA. I am interested in the relationship between international patterns of trade and investment and the development of Sri Lanka's political institutions. My dissertation project focuses specifically on urban development in postwar Colombo. My research areas are political economy, economic history, theories of the state, ethnicity, and urban studies.

Relevant languages: working knowledge of Sinhala.