Professor Mohamed Mahees, PhD.

Professor in Sociology External Director - FISD

Prof. Mahees received his B.A. Hons in Sociology from University of Peradeniya (1999), M.A. Research Degree in Environmental Sociology from University of Colombo (2007), PhD in Water Resource Management from Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in affiliation with Crossing Boundaries project of Netherlands (2011) and Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling from University of Colombo (2017). He is currently employed as a Professor in Sociology of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prof. Mahees is President of Arts Council of University of Colombo. He was also President of Colombo University Teachers Association in 2021/2022. 

Prof. Mahees was the Senior Student Counselor for University of Colombo from 2015 to 2018. He was former Postgraduate Coordinator for Department of Sociology and a member of Academic Affairs Board for National Institute of Education. His main research interests are sociology of natural resources, political ecology, politics of climate change, environmental movements, volunteerism and social harmony.