Dr Nilanjana Premaratna
Nilanjana is Lecturer in International Politics at the Newcastle University. Her research takes place at the intersection of the arts, politics, and peacebuilding. Her first book Theatre for Peacebuilding: The Role of Arts in Conflict Transformation in South Asia (Palgrave, 2018) examines the peacebuilding approach and practices of three theatre groups from Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India. Her current research explores how different art forms – specifically film, theatre, music, and literature – contend with past violence, present conceptualisations of peace, and imagined futures in Sri Lanka.