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Jayanthi Lingham

Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Jayanthi Lingham is a Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, and a member of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID). Her research interests include feminist and critical historical approaches to the political economy of development, gender regimes, and violence and conflict. She is especially interested in the ways that dispossession and structural violence connect to and manifest in the everyday; on social reproduction; and on research at the intersection of ‘conflict’ and ‘development’.

From 2019 - 2021, Dr Lingham worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the Monash-Warwick Alliance funded study, "Inclusive Economies, Enduring Peace: The Transformative Role of Social Reproduction", which examined the costs of social reproductive labour in conflict-affected Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Her PhD (SOAS 2019) examined women’s working lives in the post-war context of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province (Jaffna district). She has an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy, also from SOAS, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick