Biography

Selina is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and a 2019 Berrow Foundation Scholar at Lincoln College. 

Her research explores the process of law-making in Sri Lanka. Selina is particularly interested in legal drafting and the involvement of different actors in preparing new legislation before it reaches parliament. She is planning to adopt an ethnographic research approach for comparing different types of legislation passing through Sri Lanka’s legal drafting office. Selina's research project is supervised by Professor Fernanda Pirie.

Prior to joining the CSLS in 2020, Selina completed a Master of Science in Social Anthropology (Distinction) at the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and Classics (Distinction) at the University of Bern, Switzerland. 

Selina has several years of teaching experience. At the University of Bern, she worked as an academic tutor for qualitative research methods (2018-19) at the Institute of Social Anthropology and as a tutor for Ancient Greek (2016-19) at the Institute of Classics. 

Research projects