Communication Studies Faculty
Associate Professor (2007)
B.A. Bangalore University
M.A. University of Southern California
Ph.D. Boston University
Tulasi Srinivas is an anthropologist. Her expertise is in the areas of globalization, culture and religion. Her research brings together key contemporary concerns of the global political economy, morality, and ethical life, in and of South Asia.
Prof. Srinivas' teaching expertise is in urban anthropology, cultural anthropology and religion, political economy, South Asia studies, globalization and transnationalism, food ecologies and citizenship, and ethnographic methods.
Srinivas is the author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement (Columbia University Press 2010) and co-editor of the award winning 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, and Emerson College.
Srinivas is currently finishing a monograph titled Forging Faith: Ambivalent Globalization and Ingenious Ritual in the Temple Publics of Bangalore City (2014). Her next book project is on the ethno-history of the gin and tonic cocktail.
Prof. Srinivas is an advisor to the World Economic Forum, Geneva, on the Global Agenda Council on matters related to religion, faith and civil society, and an editor of the Plagrave-Macmillan book series The Contemporary Anthropology of Religion.
Office: Walker 901
Current CoursesAdvanced Topics in Sociology (SO310)
Communication studies dept. news
Find out how Communication Studies students, faculty, and alumni are exploring and reshaping the way the world communicates.
Rich West, Professor, learned that his co-edited anthology Sourcebook of Family Communication (Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents “exemplary scholarship” as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA”s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.