Communication Studies Faculty
Associate Professor (2007)
B.A. Bangalore University, M.A. University of Southern California, Ph.D. Boston University
Tulasi Srinivas is a specialist on globalization, culture and religion. Her work brings together key contemporary concerns of the global political economy, morality, and ethical life.
Focusing on ethnographies of contemporary Hindu popular practices, Srinivas' research concerns the cultural politics of religion and the processes of globalization in urban India through cross-disciplinary and comparative analysis of religious ideology, experience and subjectivity. Her work is at the exciting intersection of urban anthropology, cultural anthropology, political economy and religious studies.
Srinivas is the author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement (Columbia University Press 2010) and she is currently finishing a monograph titled Forging Faith: Ambivalent Globalization and Innovative Ritual in the Temple Publics of Bangalore city (2014) She is also the co-editor of Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press 2012). Her research has been funded by the Pew foundation, the NEH, the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University, The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University, The Center for Religion and World Affairs at Boston University, and Emerson College.
Srinivas is currently an advisor to the World Economic Forum, Geneva, on the Global Agenda Council on matters related to religion, faith and civil society.
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Dr. Linda Gallant has accepted an international research fellowship with Mobile Studies, which focuses on the global study of mobile media and communication across cultures and countries. Mobile Studies advances an interdisciplinary approach among mobile media and communication scholars. A goal is also to facilitate research and knowledge between academic researchers and “key players in the mobile industry.” Dr. Gallant will conduct research with the institute to be published in Mobile Yearbook 2014 and presented at its 2014 annual conference.