Hasitha Pathirana

Hasitha Pathirana obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Colombo and master’s degree in Linguistics at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. For his master’s in Conflict Resolution at the University of Colombo, he researched under the title "Peacebuilding through Theatre Arts: Checkpoint as a Case Study". He is currently being supervised for his PhD by Prof. Erez Levon at the University of Bern where he is exploring non-heterosexual men’s national identity from a discoursal perspective. 

Title of PhD Project

Same Sex Desire and Imagining the Nation:  A Discursive Study Based on English Speaking Non-Heterosexual Men in Sri Lanka

Research Foci

Sociolinguistics | queer identity | intersectionality | English in Sri Lanka | translanguaging