Department of Politics and International Studies

Mario Arulthas

Key information

Email address
Thesis title
Transnationalism and the Tamils – Eelam Tamil politics in the post-LTTE context
Internal Supervisors
Dr Sutha Nadarajah


Mario Arulthas is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies. He worked in international advocacy related to Tamil political issues, transitional justice and human rights protection for several years, before his doctoral studies at SOAS. His roles included Advocacy Director with the Washington DC-based advocacy group, People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL). Before beginning his doctoral research at SOAS, Mario held a Human Rights Fellowship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York. Mario has published several op-eds on the Tamil question, including for Al Jazeera, The Wire, Middle East Eye, Himal Magazine, and The Diplomat.

Research interests

  • Transnationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Relationalism
  • Social Movements and Networks
  • Diaspora
  • International Relations

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