Dr. A.M. Kumudika. S.A. Boyagoda

aca-staff_clip_image011Senior Lecturer

Ph.D in Population Studies, M.Sc.(LSE), Postgraduate Diploma, BA (Hons.) (Colombo)

E-mail: kumuboya@yahoo.co.uk

Academic Qualifications

♦ PhD (Population Studies) – University of Waikato, New Zealand

♦ MSc (Population & Development) – London School of Economics, United Kingdom

♦ PG Diploma (Population Studies) – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

♦ BA (Sociology) – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Teaching Areas

♦ Subjects related to demography and population studies

Research interests

♦ Gender and demography

♦ Female Headed Households

♦ Reproductive health issues

♦ Migration and left behind families

Awards and grants

♦ Post-doctoral stipendiary award, University of Waikato (2014)

♦ Grant for doctoral degree by National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (2008)

♦ Research Scholarship by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2004)

♦ Commonwealth Scholarship for Postgraduate study in the UK (2002)

♦ N.D.S. Silva memorial prize for Sociology, University of Colombo (1995)

Involvement with other organizations

♦ Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre – Board of management (since March 2017)

♦ Ministry of Higher Education -Higher Education Program Preparation Consultant (2016)

♦ Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo (2016, 2017)

♦ Women’s and Gender Studies programme, University of Waikato – Research Associate (2014;2015)

♦ Population Association of Sri Lanka

Editor (2017)
Vice President (2014)
Secretary (2005, 2015)
Treasurer (2007)
Asst. Secretary (2002)

♦ Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sri Jayawardenapura University, Sri Lanka- Visiting lecturer (2007, 2008)

♦ Bachelor of Labour Education Degree, Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka – Visiting lecturer (2007, 2008)

♦ UNFPA project/ University of Colombo – Coordinator (2006)

♦ Research Associate, Women’s and Gender Studies programme, University of Waikato

♦ Vice-President, Population Association of Sri Lanka

♦ Visiting lecturer, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sri Jayawardenapura University, Sri Lanka (2007, 2008)

♦ Visiting lecturer, Bachelor of Labour Education Degree, Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University   of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2007, 2008)

Book Chapters

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2015). Neglected issues around ‘gender and migration’ in Sri Lanka: A profile of the marital life of left behind women and its demographic implications. In L Dissanayake & S Ukwatte (Eds.), Population and Development (pp. 349-368). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Department of Demography.

♦ De Silva, W.I., & Boyagoda, K. (2000). Population change and environmental degradation in Sri Lanka, in Department of Demography, University of Colombo Demography of Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges, Department of Demography, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Refereed Journal Articles

♦ De Silva, W.I., & Boyagoda, K. (2010). The changing scenario in mortality: A widening gender gap in life expectancy in Sri Lanka, University of Colombo Review, Vol.2 (2).

♦ De Silva, W.I.,& Boyagoda, K. (2009). Sexual and reproductive behaviour in a context of extended adolescence in Sri Lanka, University of Colombo Review, Vol. 2 (1).

♦ De Silva, W.I., & Boyagoda, K. (2007). Symptoms of ill-health and health seeking behaviour of Sri Lankan mothers during the puerperium, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 9.

♦ Siddhisena, K.A.P., & Boyagoda, K. (2007). Determinants and consequences of sexual behaviour among female workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka: A qualitative analysis, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 9.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2005). Fertility differences among the poor and the non-poor: A study in the Kalutara District, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 8.

Other Articles

De Silva, W.I., Boyagoda, K., & Ranagalage, M. (2008). Ageing population and social security in Sri Lanka, Economic Review, Vol. 34(1&2).

Boyagoda, K. (2005). Is violence against women a reproductive health issue?,Janapuvath [Population News], October Issue , Population Division, Sri Lanka.

Translations

Boyagoda, K. (2004). [Translation] Elderly population, family support and intergenerational arrangements, in United Nations Population Fund and Population Association of Sri Lanka Ageing population in Sri Lanka, United Nations Population Fund and Population Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. *Original author Kalinga Tudor Silva

Boyagoda, K. (2004). [Translation] Gender and Ageing, in United Nations Population Fund and Population Association of Sri Lanka Ageing population in Sri Lanka, United Nations Population Fund and Population Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. *Original author Swarna Sumanasekera.

Conferences

Presentations – International conferences/seminars

♦  Karunarathne, HVVMP & Boyagoda, K. (2017). Islamic university students’ attitude on sexually transmitted diseases: A case study based on University of Colombo. Presentation at the Fourth International Symposium – 2017: Contemporary Issues in Islamic & Arabic Studies: The Way Forward, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. 20 September, 2017.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2017). Left behind women’s behaviour regarding contraceptive use: a case study of selected Grama Niladari Divisions in Kandy district. Accepted for presentation at the University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts International Research Conference 2017.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2016). Youth and household headship: Issues and Challenges faced by young female headed households in Sri Lanka. Abstract published in the proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium “Youth and Social Transformation: The Power, Opportunities and Challenges”. National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Sri Lanka. 17-18 November, 2016.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2016). Children’s education and women’s decision regarding migration to Italy: ‘Left behind by choice?’ Presentation for the Department of Demography Research Symposium 2016. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 08 December, 2016.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2016). Female maintained households: The need for due recognition in development planning. Accepted for presentation at the University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts International Research Conference 2016.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2015). The importance of understanding the diversities of social capital: a case study of female heads of households in |SriLanka. Presentation for the Department of Demography Research Symposium 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2015). Transformation from extended to nuclear families and the emergence of female headed households (FHHs) in Sri Lanka: Unseen realities connected to wellbeing. Abstract presented at the Annual Research Symposium “Engineering social transformation through research and development”. National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Sri Lanka. 8-9 June, 2015

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2014). Vulnerability and context specificity: Female-headed households as a case study. Presentation for the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference. Chrischurch, New Zealand.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2014). From vulnerability to resilience: The demography of women’s social capital and its implications. Presentation for the International Development Studies Network (DEVNET) Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2014). Looking beyond conventional demographic categorizations: Unseen realities and implications for policy. Presentation for the University of Waikato, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference (FASSGRAD) 2014. Hamilton, New Zealand.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2014). Migration and left behind women: A demographic profile of marital life and its implications. Presentation for the Department of Demography Research Symposium 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

♦ Boyagoda, K. (2014). Female headship as a proxy for poverty: A critical look at the identification procedure of household heads in Sri Lanka. Presentation for the 16th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Population Association of Sri Lanka.

Boyagoda, K. (2014).Looking beyond conventional demographic categorizations: Unseen Realities and implications for policy, Presentation for the FASSGRAD 2014, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2014).Re-thinking development policy through heterogeneity in development Categories: Female-headed households (FHHs) as a case study. Presentation for the School of Social Sciences Seminar Series, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2014). Secondary categories and their policy implications: Evidence from female-headed households in Sri Lanka. Presentation for the Waikato Gender Research Network Mini paper Symposium, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2012). From social capital to social mobility: Limitations and opportunities of ‘social support’ and ‘social leverage’ networks among poor female household heads in Sri Lanka, Presentation for International Development Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2012). ‘Feminization of poverty’ and its limitations: A critical look at identifying household headship in the context of Sri Lanka, Presentation for the 9th Annual Graduate Conference, School of Asian Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2011). Social capital and female headed households in Sri Lanka: ‘Getting by’ not ‘Getting ahead’,Presentation for the FASSGRAD 2011, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2010). Female headed households in Sri Lanka: An analysis through alternative definitions,Presentation for the FASSGRAD 2010, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2010). Women heading households: Connected yet different, Presentation for Women’s Studies Association of New Zealand Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Boyagoda, K. (2009). Female headed households in Sri Lanka: A profile of heterogeneity, Presentation for the Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Presentations – National conferences/seminars

Boyagoda, K. (2014). Female headship as a proxy for poverty: A critical look at the identification procedure of household heads in Sri Lanka. Presentation for the 16th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Population Association of Sri Lanka.

Siddhisena, K.A.P., & Boyagoda, K. (2006). Determinants and consequences of sexual behaviour among female workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka: A qualitative analysis, Presentation for the 9th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Population Association of Sri Lanka.

Boyagoda, K. (2006). Socio-economic status of females and the competing roles of reproduction and production, Presentation for the 10th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Boyagoda, K. (2005). Planning for economic and social security: Are parents ready to face old age? Presentation for the 10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

De Silva, W.I.,&Boyagoda, K. (2000). Induced abortion in Sri Lanka: Who goes to providers for pregnancy termination? Presentation for the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, Department of Demography, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Boyagoda, K.,& De. Silva, W.I. (2000). Sexual behaviour of the adolescents in the Asian Region: A challenge for the new millennium, Presentation for Year 2000 celebrations programme, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Technical reports

Boyagoda, K. (2005). Poverty and low fertility: Causes of below replacement level fertility in Sri Lanka, unpublished report for the IMCAP – PASI Programme, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Siddhisena, K.A.P., Boyagoda, K.,& Ukwatte, S. (2006). Formative research on sexual behaviour, unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS in female workers in FTZ in Katunayake and Koggala, Report submitted to the Labour Ministry of Sri Lanka.

Unpublished Theses

PhD

Heterogeneity and Female-Headed Households in Sri Lanka: Vulnerability and Resilience in a Transitional Development Society