Tulasi Srinivas is an anthropologist. Her expertise is in the areas of globalization, 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 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).


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 bi-logy of two monographs to do with 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.


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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