Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Pamudu Tennakoon

PhD Candidate in History of Art & Architecture
Summer Fellow 2021
Tamil Language Training

Pamudu is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and an MA in the Department of Anthropology, through Brown University's Open Graduate Education program. 

Pamudu received her B.A from Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in Growth and Structure of Cities and Fine Arts (Sculpture). Her senior thesis focused on revived colonial architecture of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamudu continued her research at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she completed an M.Phil in the School of Architecture with a thesis comparing elite colonial dwellings of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Brisbane, Australia. Pamudu is interested in the colonial architecture of South Asia, particularly the contemporary understandings and uses of colonial architecture and space.