School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Narendran Kumarakulasingam

n3kumara@uwaterloo.ca

  • Details

  • Position Honorary Research Fellow;
  • Discipline
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office Address

Biography

  • Narendran Kumarakulasingam is Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University, Washington, DC. His research interests lie in the areas of critical international relations, indigenous food, postcolonial theory, and South Asian politics. Dr. Kumarakulasingam’s research projects include: a study of the politics by which distinctions between savage and civilizational violence are drawn in international relations; a collaborative investigation of the production of indigenous knowledges in relation to food sovereignty struggles around Durban (funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa); and the contemporary possibilities of anticolonial humanism. He is the author of “Stammers between Silence and Speech” (in Naeem Inayatullah ed., Autobiographical International Relations) and “Bloody Translations: The Politics of International Compassion and Horror” (The Journal of Narrative Politics). Previously, Dr. Kumarakulasingam has taught at American University