Transforming Oneself, Transforming Society?: Tamils, Tigers, and Militancy in Sri Lanka

Dr. Sharika Thiranagama (Sakurako and William Fisher Family Faculty Scholar in the School of Humanities and Sciences and assistant professor of anthropology at Stanford University) discusses how Tamil and Muslim identities are shaped and re-shaped through conflict and its aftermath. Thiranagama addresses what the shaping of identity reveals about how people engage with fundamental questions of who they are while simultaneously reconciling themselves with notions of who they've been.