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Daniel Bass

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Daniel Bass

Educational Background

2004 Ph.D. University of Michigan, Anthropology

1998 M.A. University of Michigan, Anthropology

1998 M.A. University of Michigan, Asian Studies

1995 B.A. Carleton College Sociology/Anthropology and South Asian Studies
 

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Overview

Administrative Manager & Fellowship Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Asian Studies

Geographic Research Areas: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea plantations, diaspora, religion, and popular culture

Departments/Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies

Publications

 

Up-country Tamils: Charting a New Future in Sri Lanka Co- edited with B. Skanthakumar. International Centre for Ethnic Studies. (2020).

Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, co-edited with Amarnath Amarasingam. London: Hurst & New York: Oxford University Press (2016).

“Incomplete Integration: Local Government, Citizenship and Tamil Identity in the Up-country.” In Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, Amarnath Amarasingam & Daniel Bass, eds. London: Hurst (2016).

“Introduction.” co-written with Amarnath Amarasingam In Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War, Amarnath Amarasingam & Daniel Bass, eds. London: Hurst (2016).

Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka: Up-country Tamil Identity Politics. Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series No. 61. London: Routledge (2012) & Colombo: Social Scientists Association (2015; paperback edition).

“Making Sense of the Census: Up-country Tamils and the Contours of Tamil Nationalism” In Pathways of Dissent: Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka, R. Cheran, ed., p. 139-151. New Delhi: Sage (2009).

Paper Tigers on the Prowl: Rumors, Violence and Agency in the Up-country of Sri Lanka.” Anthropological Quarterly 81 (1): 269-296 (2008).                                                 

Landscapes of Malaiyaha Tamil Identity. Marga Monograph Series on Ethnic Reconciliation No. 8. Colombo: Marga Institute, 22 pp (2001).

Malaiyaha (Up-Country) Identity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century. ICES Lecture/ Discussion Series No. 2. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, 16 pp (2000).