Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty

Tulasi Srinivas

Associate Professor (2007)

B.A. Bangalore University
M.A. University of Southern California
Ph.D. Boston University

Tulasi Srinivas

Tulasi Srinivas is a cultural and economic anthropologist. Her expertise is in the areas of globalization and the anthropology of the urban and religious life. Her research brings together key contemporary concerns of the global political economy, morality, and ethical life.

Prof. Srinivas' teaching is in urban anthropology, cultural anthropology and religion, political economy, South Asia studies, food ecologies and ethnographic methods. She is the winner of numerous teaching commendations and awards.

Srinivas is the author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement (Columbia University Press 2010) and the award-winning Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press 2012).

Srinivas is currently finishing a bi-logy of two monographs focusing on Bangalore city in India—an anthropology of urban life, titled Wasteland: Time and Space and Neoliberal Bangalore, and another dealing with urban religion titled Forging Faith: Creativity and Wonderment in Bangalore City.

Her work has been funded by the Pew Foundation, The NEH, the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University, and Kate Hamburger Kolleg, Bochum, Germany.

Prof. Srinivas is an advisor to the World Economic Forum, Geneva, on the Global Agenda Council and editor of the Palgrave-Macmillan book series The Contemporary Anthropology of Religion.


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