Shamara Ransirini

Shamara is a researcher and a teacher born and raised in Sri Lanka whose passions include writing and teaching on how lived experiences of gender, race and violence are portrayed in texts produced in different cultural contexts. Her essays have been published in Outskirts and Hecate. Currently working towards a PhD in University of Queensland her project is on representations of women active in anti-state militant struggles in Sri Lanka, Ireland, Germany and USA. When she’s not researching or writing, you might find her fantasising about, among other things, work space at home decluttered by toys or trying to transform “like a girl” from insult to empowerment for eight year olds.