Tulasi Srinivas



On Leave

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


Contact Information

Office: Walker 901
Phone: 617-824-3317
tulasi_srinivas [at] emerson.edu (E-Mail »)

Tulasi Srinivas's research and teaching expertise is in the areas of globalization and the anthropology of the urban and religious life of South Asia. She is interested in the various practices of modern Hinduism. Srinivas's research and teaching interests include the history of anthropology, political and social theory, religion, theology and the visual arts; the global flow of intellectual and cultural movements; and material studies. Her publications are of both academic and general interest. All explore the links between intellectual life and modern Hinduism.

Srinivas is the author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement published by Columbia University Press 2010, and the award-winning edited volume Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia with Krishnendu Ray, NYU, published by University of California Press 2012. Srinivas is at work on her second monograph titled The Cow in the Elevator: Wonder and Creativity 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 The Kate Hamburger Kolleg, Bochum, Germany. Her research has been featured on The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, National Public Radio, PBS and The Boston Globe.

Srinivas is the 2015 winner of the Gold Key Teaching Award for undergraduate teaching and The Helene and Stanley Miller Award for Teaching Excellence at Emerson College.

She is co-editor of the Palgrave-Macmillan book series The Contemporary Anthropology of Religion along with Don Seeman of Emory University, Atlanta, and a member of the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Global Council on Faith.


Cultural Studies