Dr. Narendran Kumarakulasingam’s work explores the world-making capacities of marginalized actors in contexts of massive violence. One area of his scholarship examines the lived experience of atrocity in postcolonial societies as a site for rethinking globalized notions of redress, repair and transgression. A second, undertaken in collaboration with Mvuselelo Ngcoya (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban), engages with the life-worlds that sustain the cultivation of indigenous plants in South Africa. His research interests include political violence, global justice, colonialism and decolonization, postcolonial nationalism, food sovereignty and narrative writing. He is Adjunct Instructor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of Waterloo, and Associate Editor of Journal of Narrative Politics. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.
Adjunct Instructor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of Waterloo
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- Kumarakulasingam, N. 2019. “The Horror of ‘Horrorism’: Laundering Metropolitan Killings.” Third World Quarterly40 (2): 250-265.
- Persaud, R. and Kumarakulasingam, N. 2019. “Violence and Ordering of the Third World: An Introduction.” Third World Quarterly 40 (2): 199-206.
- Kumarakulasingam, N. 2019. “Documenting the ‘Killing Fields’ of Sri Lanka: Atrocity Images and the Politics of Habeas Corpus Extremis.” Social Identities 25 (4): 496-511.
- Ngcoya, M. and Kumarakulasingam, N. 2017. “The Lived Experience of Food Sovereignty: Gender, Indigenous Crops and Small-scale Farming in Mutubatuba, South Africa.” Journal of Agrarian Change 17 (3): 480-496.
- Kumarakulasingam, N. and Ngcoya, M. 2016. “Plant Provocations: Botanical Indigeneity and (De)colonial Imaginations.” Contexto Internacional 38 (3): 843-864.
- Kumarakulasingam, N. 2016. “De-islanding.” In Meanings of Bandung: Postcolonial Orders and Decolonial Visions. Edited by Quýnh N. Phạm and Robbie Shilliam. 51-60. London: Rowman and Littlefield.