Office: Marano 307
Office Hours: Tu, Th 12:45PM-2:00PM, and by appointment
STUDY ABROAD in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa
(speak to me if you would like optional credits to Study Abroad in May this year)

Fall 2013 Classes:
JUNIOR SEMINAR (ENG 365/810): Tu, Th 9:35-10:55, Marano 306
JUNIOR SEMINAR (ENG 365/800): Tu, Th 11:10-12:30, Marano 306
BRITISH LITERATURE (ENG 323/800): Tu, Th 2:20-3:40, Marano 232

Associate Professor Neelika Jayawardane was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in a mining town in Copperbelt Province, Zambia, and completed her education in the United States. Her Ph.D. is in English, with a focus in Creative Writing, from the University of Denver, Colorado. 

At SUNY-Oswego, she teaches immigrant and Diasporic literature, contemporary African literature, and theory and criticism related to postcolonial and transnational subjectivity. She has also taught seminars on "post 9/11" literature, and is currently writing academic articles based on her research. Her publications focus on contemporary Southern African literature and visual culture, and the manner in which "dangerously mobile" Third World others are profiled, post 9/11, via mechanical surveillance, communal body-policing, and immigration law.
She is a regular Visiting Fellow at the Centre for African Studies in the University of Cape Town, where most of her publications were written. She also writes and edits for the online magazine, Africa is a Country.