Amarnath Amarasingam

Junior Affiliate (Postdoc)

Amarnath Amarasingam, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and co-directs a study of Western foreign fighters based at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Pain, Pride, and Politics: Sri Lankan Tamil Activism in Canada (2015). His research interests are in radicalization, terrorism, diaspora politics, post-war reconstruction, and the sociology of religion. He is the editor of Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War (2016), The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (2011) and Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (2010). He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, has presented papers at over 100 national and international conferences, and has written for The New York Times, The Monkey Cage, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and War on the Rocks. He tweets at @AmarAmarasingam.


Talking to Foreign Fighters: Socio-Economic Push versus Existential Pull Factors
Published in 2016 • TSAS WP16-14
Lorne Dawson and Amarnath Amarasingam, and Alexandra Bain

Trying to Talk to Terrorists: Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Canada
Published in 2016 • TSAS WP16-13
Lorne Dawson and Amarnath Amarasingam

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