Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty

Tulasi Srinivas

Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Development (2007)

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

Tulasi Srinivas

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.

Prof. Srinivas' teaching is in urban anthropology, cultural anthropology and religion, political economy, South Asia studies, food ecologies and ethnographic methods.

She 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.

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 editor of the Palgrave-Macmillan book series The Contemporary Anthropology of Religion.


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