Admissions Officer & MA Researcher
Thilini Prasadika is a first-generation graduate of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Her BA thesis titled “Fixity and Change: Class and Culture in the Department of English, University of Peradeniya” was an inquiry into the ways in which non-traditional English students navigate the rigorous standards, elite epistemologies and class apartheid in an exclusive academic department.
Since her graduation, Thilini has worked as a temporary academic at two Sri Lankan state universities. She hosts a weekly podcast titled “Who is Afraid of the Humanities?” which critically engages with the crisis/crises in the Humanities in different parts of the world. A central focus of her research is studying the crossings of Sri Lankan history, social class, the queer analytic, and the Sinhala-Buddhist problematic. Currently, she is a temporary academic at the Department of Language Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka.