Sussex Asia Centre

Dr Luke Heslop

Luke received his BA from the University of Sussex (2009) and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2015). His doctoral thesis explored the market and kin economy of a bustling commercial town in  Sri Lanka. Currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Luke is about to embark on ethnographic research in the Maldives as part of the 'Roads and the politics of thought: Ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia' project. This project will provide an ethnographic account of the culture of road builders, their knowledge practices, interrelations and motivations.He is also the Graduate Early Career Representative on the Governing Council of the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS), and a senior editor for The South Asianist: The Journal of South Asian Studies.