Sasikumar Balasundaram is a cultural anthropologist by training and an interdisciplinary scholar by practice. He was born and raised in a postcolonial tea plantation in the up-country of Sri Lanka. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and has previously taught in various higher educational institutions. Currently, he resides on an organic farm in New Kent, Virginia. He is the Executive President of Harvest Earth, a non-profit focused on racial justice, food justice, and climate justice. His teaching and research interests include globalization, refugees, state violence/terrorism, humanitarian aid, climate activism, social media, and engaged research with children and youth in plantation communities. His work includes Global Mountain Regions: Conversations toward the Future (2018).