Professor F.N.S. de Mel

Senior Professor of English (Chair)

PhD – University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

MA – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,

BA (English Honors) – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Neloufer de Mel is Senior Professor of English (Chair) at the Dept. of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her teaching and research publications are in the disciplinary fields of cultural, postcolonial, gender and performance studies. She has been the Head, Dept. of English and the Director of Studies of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo and has held several distinguished research fellowships at international universities and academic institutes including Yale, the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, the Universities of Zurich, New York, Technical University Dresden, and the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, USA. She is also the Chair of the Gratiaen Trust, founded by Michael Ondaatje (a Canadian author of Sri Lankan origin), which works towards promoting Sri Lankan literature in English, and has served on many juries at national and international theatre and film festivals.