Neloufer de Mel

Neloufer de Mel is Senior Professor of English at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the author of Militarizing Sri Lanka: Popular Culture, Memory and Narrative in the Armed Conflict (2007), Women and the Nation’s Narrative: Gender and Nationalism in 20th Century Sri Lanka (2001), and several book chapters and journal articles that bring together multidisciplinary perspectives on society and culture, feminism, literature, film and performance art. She was a member of the jury of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Euro-Asia region) in 2008, and has served on several juries at film and theatre festivals. She holds a PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and has held several distinguished Visiting Fellowships at international universities including Yale, New York University, Rutgers, and the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, U.S.A.