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Shalini Abayasekara

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Shalini Abayasekara

MA/PhD in English Student


421 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Disability Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composistion


  • BA, English Language and Literature, Smith College, 2015
  • BA (General Degree in English, Sociology, and Western Classical Culture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2013

Shalini is attached to the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she has taught/co-taught courses in literature, such as "Introduction to Poetry and Poetry Criticism" and "The Romantic Age", and in language studies, such as "Writing, Reading, and Rhetoric", "Rhetoric and Style", and "English Across the World". Her main areas of interest are disability studies and rhetoric, composition, and literacy, and she is particularly keen on exploring the intersections between language and mental illness/health.

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