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Dr Richard Antony, Research Associate

Email:Richard.Antony@cnsuk.org.uk

Richard Antony joined CNSUK as a Research Associate in April 2015. Previously, Richard have extensive employment experience ranging from 10 years as a lecturer in Sociology to Researcher with UNDP and other local NGOs in Sri Lanka. He was an Assistant Coordinator in the National Youth Study and as Convenor in the Peace Education project. He is now one of the active team members of environmental project that explores ‘Awareness and attitudes towards environmentally-friendly food among people of different ethnic backgrounds in Britain’. He has obtained both PhD [Sociology] and MSc [Social Research Methods] from University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and also did his four years special degree course – BA (Hons) in Sociology in Sri Lanka - Jaffna University. Richard’s research interests focus on ethnic and racial studies, Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, Tamil youth studies & Identities, diasporic media, community development, Tamil tradition & cultural identity, Human rights issues, peace and reconciliation and comparative South Asian studies. He has also had the privilege of being trained under the leadership of Deshamanya Dr. Ponna Wignaraja on ‘Social Mobilisation’.

PhD in Sociology, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
 
MSc in Social Research Methods, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
 
BA (Hons) in Sociology, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Ethnic and Racial studies, Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, Tamil youth studies - Identity and ethnicity - Diasporic media, community development, Tamil tradition and cultural identity - language, food, religious beliefs, castism, dowry, and marriage etc.- Human rights issues, peace and reconciliation and comparative South Asian studies.

He has authored a sociological text book, titled ‘Social Phenomena: Theories and applications’ Published by Sociological Society, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 2006 (ISBN: 955-99997-0-1).

2010 - Present: Student member of British Sociological Association (BSA)