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

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

Senior Lecturer

Senior 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
  • Families and households
  • Reproductive health issues
  • Population and development

 

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

  • 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

  • De Silva, W.I., & Boyagoda, K. (2000). Population change and environmental degradation in Sri Lanka, in Department of Demography, University of ColomboDemography 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

  • 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