My preferred name is Nara, and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at AidData, a member of the Steering Group and a Co-Founder of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ).

I am also affiliated with Security in Context and Human Security Lab as a researcher.

My dissertation research was on the political economy of peace and conflict, in particular peacebuilding and ethnic reconciliation in conflict/post-conflict countries, where my primary case study was Sri Lanka. The work focused on subnational foreign allocation in conflict/non-conflict zones and the intersection of domestic governmental politics and international donor politics.

At Global Research Institute, I work on the AidData Tracking Underreported Financial Flows methodology, where I will work on sharpening the use of the extensive data collection through creating metadata, conducting research at the nexus of geospatial analysis and econometrics, and analyzing the environmental impact of the Belt & Road Initiative in the Global South


Publications

Carpenter, Charli, Jaeye Baek, Catie Fowler, Isha Mahajan, Jenna Norosky, Nara Sritharan, Imtashal Tariq, Caroline Williams. "Rethinking America's Women, Peace & Security Agenda in Afghanistan". Human Security Lab Briefing Note #2. 2022. - Link

Sritharan, Narayani. "Using GIS to mapping to reframe post-conflict aid distribution - Sri Lanka as a case study". Security in Context. 2021.- Link

Christensen, Lars, Narayani Sritharan. "EM Bond Snapshot". Danske Bank Market Research. Sep 2013 - Link

Christensen, Lars, Narayani Sritharan. "EMEA Weekly". Danske Bank Market Research. Sep 2013 - Link


Under Review

Sritharan, Narayani. "Subnational aid allocation and its impact on reconciliation – a study of postwar Sri Lanka" - Link to working paper

Working Papers

Sritharan, Narayani. "Remittances and Internally Displaced Persons in Postwar Sri Lanka" - Paper

Sritharan, Narayani. "Perception of Government by Minorities in War-affected Districts"