ASPECT doctoral student Shelby Ward published “‘My Body was a Poem’: Jean Arasanayagam’s Poetic Body as Witness and Judge in Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Conflict,” Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium, Special Issue: Cultures of Violence in South Asia2.1 (2017): 51–66.

In addition, she presented “The Environmental Geopolitics of Sri Lankan Tourism: Nature as a Commercial Resource” at the 15th Annual Edward A. Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education, held April 28 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.