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Dr. Wasana Handapangoda

FWF-Projektmitarbeiterin (Lise Meitner-Projekt)

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Academic CV

2011 Ph.D. in Global Society Studies, Doshisha University, Japan
2006 M.Sc. in Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
2003 Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka/Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), United Kingdom
2000 B.Sc. Management (Public Special), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Academic Positions
Since 03.2013-   Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
03.2007 - 02.2013  Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
03.2002 - 02.2007 Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
06.2001 - 02.2002  Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
11.2000 - 05.2001  Tutor, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Visiting Academic/Research Positions
10.2014 - 03.2015 Resident Scholar, Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
07.2014 - 09.2014 Visiting Researcher, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
04.2013 - 10.2013 Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
05.2006 - 09.2006 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, Kotalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
05.2003 - 07.2003 Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Important Appreciations
Academic Awards/Prizes

10.2007- 03.2011 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for doctoral studies in Japan
09.2005 Award for the best conference paper (Recognizing Violence agaist Women as an Obstacle to Organizational Peace and Development: A New Vision for an Old Issue), International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Academic Lektures
08.12.2008/10.12.2008/11.12.2008 Identifying Gender in the Concept of Human Security/Gender Inequality, Women’s Empowerment and Human Capabilities/ Feminization of International Labour Migration: An Analysis of Gains and Drains with Reference to Asian Female Labour Migrants to Middle-Eastern States, International Teaching Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan and Department of Political Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
17.06.2019  Sri Lankan Women Migrant Workers to the Gulf States: Searching for Empowerment and Autonomy, Graduate School of Global Studies (GSGS), Doshisha University, Japan

Review and Editiorial Activities
Since 2016/2012-2014 Executive Editor, Sri Lankan Journal of Business Economics (SLJBE), Department of Business Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
2019  Reviewer, Journal of Heritage Tourism, Routledge
2019  Reviewer, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Routledge
2018/2019 Reviewer, Vidyodaya Journal of Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
2016 Reviewer, Journal of Cultural Geography, Routledge
2016 Reviewer, Gender, Technology and Development, Sage
2015  Co-Editor, Inclusive Growth towards Economic Transformation. Sri Lanka Economics Research Conference (SLERC), Volume IV, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, Sri Lanka
2012 Reviewer, Annual Conference of Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG)

Memperships
Since 2012 Lifetime Member, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists
Since 2007 Lifetime Member, National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka

Funded Projects
2011-2012 Preserving Culture or Adopting Change? Exploring the Value of Culture as a Means to Sustainable Development: The Case of Traditional Wooden Mask Industry in Southern Sri Lanka (Principal Applicant), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Reference no:  ASP/06/RE/MGT/2012/11 (Total LKR 250,000.00)

 

Publications

Publications of the Last Five Years: Peer-reviewed
Editorships of Journals:

Sri Lankan Journal of Business Economics (SLJBE) (2016-/2012/2014), Department of Business Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, Executive Editor.

Articles in Journals:

Handapangoda, W. S./ Madduma Bandara, Y. M. H. / Anura Kumara, U. (2019).  Exploring Tradition in Heritage Tourism: The Experience of Sri Lanka’s Traditional Mask Art. International Journal of Heritage Studies: Routledge (Print). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13527258.2018.1481132

Handapangoda, W. S./ Madduma Bandara, Y. M. H. / Anura Kumara, U. (2018).  Exploring Tradition in Heritage Tourism: The Experience of Sri Lanka’s Traditional Mask Art. International Journal of Heritage Studies: Routledge (Online). https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2018.1481132

Handapangoda, W. S./Kumara, A. S. (2017). The World at Her Fingertips? Examining the Empowerment Potential of Mobile Phones to Women in Sri Lanka, The Case of Dependent Housewives. Gender, Technology and Development, 17(3), 361-385: Routledge (Online). https://doi.org/10.1177/0971852413498742

Handapangoda, W. S./Withanawasam, M. P. K./Madukala, J. I./Saparamadu, A. A. D.T. (2016). Caught between Extremes: The Culture and Economics of Traditional Mask Art in Contemporary Sri Lanka, Journal of Cultural Geography, 33(2), 181-207: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873631.2015.1133174

Handapangoda, W. S. (2015). Identity Production on Social Media: The Narrative of Second-generation Youth of Sinhalese Sri Lankan Origin in New Zealand, Journal of New Zealand Studies, 21, 37-52. https://doi.org/10.26686/jnzs.v0i21.3905

Handapangoda, W. S. (2014). Is Transnational Labour Migration Empowering for Women? Re-evaluating the Case of Married Sri Lankan Domestic Maids. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 21(3), 353-377: Sage. https://doi.org/10.1177/0971521514540704

Handapangoda, W. S./Kumara, A. S.  (2013). The World at Her Fingertips? Examining the Empowerment Potential of Mobile Phones to Women in Sri Lanka, The Case of Dependent Housewives. Gender, Technology and Development, 17(3), 361-385: Sage (Print).  https://doi.org/10.1177/0971852413498742

Contributions to Edited Volumes:
Perera, M. S. S./ Handapangoda, W. S./Lalanie, P. P./Sriyalatha, M. A. K./Fernando, P. J. S. (ed.) (2015). Inclusive Growth towards Economic Transformation. Sri Lanka Economics Research Conference (SLERC), Volume IV, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, Sri Lanka.

Other:
Handapangoda, W. S. (2019). A Retrospective-Perspective: Re-evaluating the Meaning of Gender in Disaster Risk Governance in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka. Paper presneted at the 20th Spring Conference, Japan Association for International Development (JASID), Rikuzentakata, Japan, 15th June 2019.