In addition to my academic writing, I'm passionate about connecting with a broader audience in clear, plain English. I mainly write about contemporary political, economic and cultural issues in South and South-East Asia, drawing on my background in political science, my experience in the public service and my current studies. See below for some examples of my writing.
Sri Lanka: The Politics of Islam
A commissioned background piece for the Asia NZ Media Centre following the New Lynn terrorist attacks, 8 September 2021
The Age of Queens in Medieval Lanka
Team Queens, 13 May 2021
Buddhist-Muslim Violence in South- and South-East Asia: the local becomes regional, or a Clash of Civilizations?
International Policy Digest, 29 June 2016
The Bodu Bala Sēnā: Sinhalatva Origins and International Influences
South Asia Journal, 12 April 2016
The Asian Tigers from Independence to Industrialisation
A student essay published on e-IR, 16 October 2014
Dissent in the Ranks: Patronage and Politics within China's Communist Party
International Policy Digest, 12 July 2014