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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

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Prof. Pinnawala, Mallika

Ph D(The Netherlands), MA (Peradeniya), BA (Peradeniya)
Urban Studies, Society Environment and Culture, Development Studies

mallikap@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8188147 / +94 81 2389144 / +94 83 892011

Biography

Dr. Mallika Pinnawala is currently a Senior Lecturer of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She earned her BA and MA(By Research) in Sociology from University of Peradeniya. Subsequently she obtained her PhD from International Institute of Social Studies, university of Erasmus, The Netherlands in 2009.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Development studies (Sociology) 2009 The International Institute of Social Studies, University of Erasmus THE NETHERLANDS
  • Master of Arts in Sociology by Research 1995 University of Peradeniya Peradeniya, SRI LANKA.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 1985 Second Class (Hons) Upper Division University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA

Appointments

Full time
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya,
  • Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts University of Peradeniya
Part time
  • Deputy Director-Learning Resources Centre for Distance and Continuing Education(CDCE) University of Peradeniya( January 2011- January 2013)
  • Warden, Hilda Obeysekara hall , University of Peredeniya (2013-up-todate )
Visiting Lecturer
  • Course “ Society and Medicine (PM1241) , for B. Pharmacy programme, Department of Pharmacy , Faculty of Allied Health Science , University of Peradeniya ,Year 1. Semester II for the period from1st of July , 2009 to 19th March 2010.
Guest Lecturer (International)
  • Delivered a lecture on “Culture , Conflict, and Higher Education in Sri Lanka “, Department of Sociology, Loyola College of Social Sciences ,Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala , India. 24th November 2009
  • Delivered speech on ‘ Life of Elderly person who affected Tsunami in Sri Lanka ,at International Symposium titled “ Rethinking Regional Special Planning for Super -age Societies “ in Graduate School of Engineering , The University of Tokyo, Japan.(8th November 2014 )

Research Interests

  • Research interest area of expertise is migration, women and gender studies, Social Psychology and environment sociology with a special focus on solid waste management and bio-char production.

Completed and Ongoing Research

  • The impact of changes in Rice farming technology on seasonal migration of women Development Issues across Regions , Women Land and Forestry Anoja Wikcramasinhe (ed) Published by Collaborative
  • Regional Research Network in South Asia (CORRENSA) pp. 16-27, 1997
  • Migration Process of Sri Lankan Women and Gender: Actors and Factors Prathimana No. vi, Annual 201/20 11 Department of Sociology ,University ofRuhuna " 96 - - --58ppBooks
  • Engaging in Trans-local management of Households:Aspects of Livelihood and Gender Transformations among Sri Lankan Women Migrant Workers , Gender and Technology and Development, (2008) vol 12, No.3

Publications

Books
  • Gender Transformation and Female migration: Sri Lankan Domestic Workers Negotiate Transnational Household Relations(2009) Published Thesis, Shaker Publications, The Netherlands (ISBN 978-90-423-0361-4)
  • Sri Lankan Women in the Middle East: Female Migration, Empowerment and Gender Transformation (2014 ), (in Sinhala) Ariya Publishers , Sri Lanka . (ISBN 978-95-555-3684-4)
Chapters in Books
  • The impact of changes in Rice farming technology on seasonal migration of women Development Issues Across Regions, Women Land and Forestry Anoja Wikcramasinhe (ed) Published by Collaborative, Regional Research Network in South Asia (CORRENSA) pp. 16-27, 1997 (with the presentation on How do changes in the rice farming technology affect women seasonal migrant workers? First conference on women land & forestry Development 7th Nov.1996,Sri Lanka
Dissertations and Theses
  • Gender Transformation and Female migration, Sri Lankan Domestic Workers Negotiate Transnational Household Relations. Thesis for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies ( Sociology)2009 , Institution of Social Studies (ISS) , University of Erasmus ,The Netherlands
  • Seasonal Migration Of Women Workers In The Rice Farming Sector Of Sri Lanka. Thesis for the Master of Arts Degree in Sociology, (MA by Research)1995.University of Peradeniya. Peradeniya, SRI LANKA
  • A Sociological Study of Women Estate Labour in Sri Lanka; A Case Study of the Deniyaya Estate, B. A. Dissertation - 1985, University of Peradeniya., SRI LANKA
Articles in Journals (International)
  • Assertive wife, cooperative Husband : Changing Household Power Structure and Returned Migrant Women in Sri Lanka ,Pakistan Journal Of Women’s Studies : Alam-e Niswan (2013) Volume20, Number 1 ( ISSN 1024-1256)
  • Engaging in Trans-local management of Households: Aspects of Livelihood and Gender Transformations among Sri Lankan Women Migrant Workers, Gender , Technology and Development, (2008) Vol. 12, No. 3
Articles in Journals (National)
  • Are We Better Off : Rural Women , Dry Zone Agriculture and Human Well being Nivedani ,Journal of Gender Studies Vol. 19 December 2013 72-85 pp(with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie
  • In the Absent of their Wives : The impact of Female Migration on Men in Sri Lanka. in NIVEDANI, Volume 20, 2014 ,Journal Of Gender Studies , Women’s Education and Research Centre , Colombo . ( accepted to be published)
  • Prejudice and Discrimination: A Social Psychological analysis PRATHIMANA, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Matara ( accepted to be published)
  • In the Absent of their Farther : The Impact of Fathers Migration on Children Left Behind in Sri Lanka , Parliamentary Research Journal Volume 1 . No 4 ,2014, Parlimnt of Sri Lanka ( accepted to be published)
  • Strong Together: Social Network of Rural women in Dry Zone Agriculture with special reference to Anuradhapura District Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies 3-No 1 January- June 2013 113- 145 pp(with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie( accepted to be published)
  • A domestic for Others and Breadwinner for own family : Sri Lanka Domestic Workers in the Middle –East ,SAMAJA VIMASUMA, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. ( Vol. 15 2013)
  • Counseling : A Theoretical Analysis , PRATHIMANA, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, No7, August 2012
  • Migrant Returnees and Household power : Case of Women Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka , SAMBAWANA Journal of Faculty of Arts ,University of Peradeniya ,2011 July - December
  • Migration Process of Sri Lankan Women: Actors & Factors , PRATHIMANA, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, No 6, 2010/2011
  • Under Participation of Women in Politics SAMAJA VIMASUMA, University of Peradeniya of Peradeniya ,2009
  • Theoretical analyzes of Aggression in SAMAJA VIMASUMA 2003, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya ,2003
  • New Technology and Seasonal Migration RURAL TECHONOLOGY, Sumangala collage Kandy Sri Lanka.1994 February No.01
  • Recent Trends in Migration in the Agriculture Sector, SAMAJAVIMASUMA, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka No. 7, 1990/1991
  • Women Migration in the Rural Agriculture Sector in Sri Lanka, SAMAJA VIMASUMA, Department of Sociology University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka No. 6, 1988/1989, pp. 93 – 108
Abstracts of Proceedings (International)
  • Solid Waste Management In Sri Lanaka: Using 3r Concept 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment- ICSBE 2014, Sri Lanka (With Priyantha Bandara) ( accepted )
  • Social Change, Multifaceted Roles and Decision Character: Dialogue of Rural Women in Dry Zone Agriculture in Anuradhpura for International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches 2014 (ICMA 2014), University of Sri Jayawrdhanapura ((With KRNS. Rajamanthri )
  • Negative Impacts of Current Practices in Vegetable cultivation and importance of introducing a Biochar system among farmers in Sri Lanka : A sociological point of view for International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches 2014 (ICMA 2014), University of Sri Jayawrdhanapura
  • Double Troubles or Not? Factors affecting the Role Performance of Rural Women in Dry Zone Agriculture in Anurdhapura District , International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences November 2012 at University of Sri Jayawardenpura ,Sri Lanka -( With K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie)
  • Perceived Work Satisfaction of Rural Women in Dry Zone Agriculture in Anuradhapura District The 2ndInternational Symposium-2012 ,25th -27th May,2012 South Eastern University of Sri Lanka ,201 Vol.1, 5-7 p (with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie)
  • In the Absent of their Fathers : The Impact of Fathers Migration on Children Left Behind in Sri Lanka , for the APSA 2014 Conference “Transforming Societies: Contestations and Convergences in Asia and the Pacific” held in Chiang Mai, Thailand during 15-16 February 2014 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • A Comparison of the Effect of Parental Migration on Children left behind in Sri Lanka. 39th All India Sociological Conference 27-29 December 2013,Karnatake State Open University , Mysore , India
  • In the Absent of their wives : The impact of female Migration on women in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans On the move ,International Conference on Migration (ICSOM), Colombo, Sri Lanka , January 23-25, 2013
  • Assertive Wife and Cooperative Husband : Changing Household Power structure of Female Returned Migrants in Sri Lanka Sociology and Social Transformationsin the Asia Pacific Region, The 11thAsia Pacific Sociological Association – October 22-24, 2012, Ateneo de Manila University , Philippine
  • Management of Transnational Mothering : Mothers’ Migration in Sri Lanka The 1st International Conference on the Social Sciences and the Humanities Faculty of Arts University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka 2011 Vol.1, 1-5 p
  • Exclusion and Inclusion: Pre-migrant Women and Gender Power Relations in the Household, xxxvi Annual Sessions, The Kerala Sociological society, , 20-22, November 2009 ,India
Abstracts of Proceedings (National)
  • Does her voice receive the due place? Decision making by rural women in agriculture Proceedings of Peradeniya University Research Session( PURSE) ,Vol. 17 ,4th July 2013 (with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie)
  • Transformative Effect of Technology on Rural Womenin Agriculture in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka, Open University Research Session -2013 , Open University , Sri Lanka 27th February 2013 (with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie)
  • Her Diary: Time investment in Multiple roles by Rural Women in Dry Zone Agriculture The Multi-faceted Nature of Research in the 21st Century, Multidisciplinary Symposium of Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) University of Kelaniya, November 2012 ,111p (with K.R.N.S Rajamanthrie
  • Why Should I Do Everything Myself : Migration and Empowerment of Women In Sri Lanka , Open University Research Session -2013 , Open University , Sri Lanka 27th February 2013
  • Yet to be married :Causes of marriages getting late for women and problem they face, Annual Research Symposium -2013 University of of Rajarata , Sri Lanka ,7th February 2013
  • I had to migrate : Reasons for Migration of Women as Housemaids to the Middle East Countries , The Multi-faceted Nature of Research in the 21st Century, Multidisciplinary Symposium of Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) University of Kelaniya, November 2012 ,117p
  • Migrant Wife and Househusband: Transformation of Household Gender Roles with Female Migration, Proceedings of Peradeniya University Research Session , 2011,Vol. 16 195p
  • Don’t Worry, I am here for you: Female Migration and Emergence of Proxy Managers in the Households of Migrant Housemaids, Proceedings of Peradeniya University Research Sessions, 2009, Vol. 14, Part II, p. 646
Seminar / Conference Papers (International)
  • Transnational Livelihoods and gendered Operational Strategies in the Household : The Sri Lankan Case , Conference on International Migration, Multi-Local Livelihoods and Human Security: Perspective from Europe Asia and Africa 30-31 August 2007, Institute of Social Studies , The Hague ,The Netherlands.
Seminar / Conference Papers (National)
  • Push and Pull Factors promoting Labour Migration from thePlantation Sector in Sri Lanka, May 2010, National Conference on the Plantation Sector in Transition, Department of Sociology, University, Peradeniya.(with C. Abewicrama)27-39
  • I am Back : Return Migrant Women and Changes in the Social Organization of the Household , 13th National Convention on Women’s Studies, 27-30 July 2012, CENWOR, Colombo (Session I) 1-9 pp
  • Social Networks, Gender Power Relations and Migration of Women in Sri Lanka, 12th National Convention on Women’s Studies, 2-5 July 2010, CENWOR, Colombo 22-36pp
  • Factors influencing seasonal migration of Wet Zone Women Workers to Work in the Dry Zone Rice-farming sector. 14th Convention on Women’s studies. Sponsored by CENWOR 3rd-6th March,1994. Colombo. 23-38pp
  • Why do Rice Farmers in the Dry Zone prefer to use Women Seasonal Migrant Workers? The 2nd Convention on Women’s Studies. Sponsored by CENWOR November 20 - 22 1990, Colombo, SRI LANKA
Presentations
  • Our Tears with Tsunami: Impact of Natural Disasters on Elderly Women in Sri Lanka , 14th National Convention on Women's Studies to be held on 31st October 2014 to 2nd November 2014.(accepted)
  • Sri Lankan Domestic Workers Abroad : Impact of transnational Migration of Women on Gender Relations in the Household , Thesis seminar ,Institute of Social Studies , The Hague , The Netherlands, 29th November , 2005 ,
  • Gender Transformation and Female Migration: Sri Lankan Domestic workers , , Final Seminar , ,Institute of Social Studies , The Hague , The Netherlands20th September 2008
  • The impact of Displacement and Resettlement on Elderly persons in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on Rethinking Regional Spatial Planning for Super-Age Societies : Earthquake Disaster, University of Tokyo, Japan 8th November 2014 ( With Priyantha Serasinhe )(accepted)
  • "Awareness of citizens, and Attitude towards Local Authority in Solid Waste Management: the Case Study in Kandy District, Sri Lanka" . for the 4th International Conference on Solid Waste Management and Exhibition(Icon SWM 2014) 28-30 January 2014at Accharya NGR Agriculture University , Hyderabad India , (with Priyantha Bandara, Gamunu Herth , Shameen Jinadasa)
  • The Way we think : Public Awareness of Solid Waste management By Local Authorities in Sri Lanka . The 3rd Seminar on Global Environment Solid Waste Management and Environment management cooperation in Asia held on 15th January 2014 in Wasedha University , Japan
  • Invisible to Visible : Migration of Sri Lanka Women as Housemaids to the Middle East & The dynamic of Power in the household and community South Asia GENDER SUMMIT -2012 On Strategies for Visualizing the Invisible : Women and Men at Work 04-06 September 2012 , Paradise Beach Hotel . Negombo , Sri Lanka . Organized by Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung , India & Sri Lanka office ( Presenter and Discussant )
  • Culture , Conflict, and Higher Education in Sri Lanka “, Department of Sociology, Loyola College of Social Sciences ,Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala , India. 24th November 2009.
  • “How do changes in the rice farming technology affect women seasonal migrant workers? First conference on women land & forestry Development 7th Nov.1996,Sri Lanka
  • A comparative study of Waste Composition an amount in Central Province and Southern Province in Sri Lanka for Global Research Conference across discipline West Visayas State University , College of Arts and Sciences , La Paz, Hoilo City , Philippine 13-15 August 2014 ( with Priyantha Bandara )
Research Reports / Monographs
  • Seasonal Women Migrants: An Examination of Donor Villages pp. 11, 1989, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA.
  • Seasonal Women Migrants: An Examination of Recipient Villages, pp.26, 1989, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA.
  • The contribution of female settlers to Dry Zone Agriculture ,pp10, 1989, Post graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya,, SRI LANKA
  • Youth Re-Awakening, pp102, 1987, National Youth Services Council, NYSC, SRI LANKA.
Translations
  • A spark that could have become a fire: A case of conflict management between Sinhalese and Muslims in the Kandiyan of Sri Lanka By George Scot, For SAMAJA VIMASUMA 1987/1988 Dept. of Sociology. University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA"
  • Youth Needs and Attitudes, For Youth service council 1987, Colombo, SRI LANKA

Awards and Scholarships

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) Fund ( 2014)for Counterpart Training – SATREPS Training for the Study to Waste Landfill facilities Training Period : 11-19 January 2014 Course: Training on Laboratory Equipment for Environmental Analysis and GIS analysis – J-13-22335 ,Saithama University and Waseda University , Tokyo, Japan
  • Netherlands Fellowship (NFP) 2005 To read for PhD Degree at International Institute of Social Studies, University of Erasmus, The Netherlands
  • The Hilmi Manzil Prize 1985 for the Best Graduate in Sociology University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA.
  • Katheris Doris Weerasuriya Scholarship 1980 For the Best University Entrance results from Matara District, SRI LANKA

Workshops & Training Programmes Participated

  • Introduction to Counseling Workshop held in University of Peradeniya, 28th April 2011
  • Outbound Training on “Group Dynamics and Personality Development” at T.R.E.E Centre, Randenigala, Rantambe, Randenigala 4th-5th March 2011
  • National Convention on Students Discipline – Anti Ragging and Anti Violence Organized by University Grant commission and Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD), Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 3rd of May 20

Special Abilities

  • Ability to Handling Online Academic Programme , Especial knowledge on Distance Education programme / IT knowledge