Dr.Malathi de Alwis (1963-2021)

It is with the deepest sense of grief that RCSS expresses its condolences on the passing away of Dr.Malathi de Alwis (6th Oct 1963-21 Jan 2021). She is a world-renowned anthropologist who earned her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago, USA. As a scholar and feminist activist, she had been committed to exploring, understanding, and publishing on issues of militarism, ethnonationalism, politicizing of motherhood, and memorializing of loss. Her research work at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies would remain a guiding light for generations of future research scholars. Dr.Malathi de Alwis will always be remembered as an inspiring icon of South Asian feminism.