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Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Transnational Studies, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

Tulasi Srinivas is Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Transnational Studies at Emerson College. She is an expert on the connections between economic globalization and urban religion. Her books include Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism (Columbia 2010), Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (California 2012), and most recently The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder (Duke 2018). Her award-winning work has been supported by the NEH, the Pew Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Srinivas has held prestigious fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, the Luce-American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Institute of India Studies. Currently, she is working on two concurrent book projects both to do with healing and the environment; one is the history of the Gin and Tonic cocktail titled The G&T Chronicles: A Social and Moral History and another on vanishing sacred water resources in her hometown of Bangalore, India titled, The Absent Goddess: Women, Water and Violence in Urban India. Srinivas is an agenda council contributor and expert with the World Economic Forum, Davos.


  • –present
    professor of anthropology, religion and transnational studies , Emerson College


  • 2002 
    Boston University, Ph.D. Anthropology/ religious studies