Smriti Srinivas

Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Davis

Smriti Srinivas is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, USA. She explores the articulation of spatial, somatic, and symbolic regimes, particularly in cities and Indian Ocean worlds. Her most recent books include Devotional Spaces of a Global Saint: Shirdi Sai Baba’s Presence (2022, coedited); Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds (2020, coedited); and A Place for Utopia: Urban Designs from South Asia (2015). She has been a recipient of a Mellon fellowship, a Rockefeller fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, among others, and institutions such as the Mellon Foundation, the University of California Humanities Network, the American Academy of Religion, the Atlanta History Center, India Foundation for the Arts, and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies have funded her research. She is co-editor for the Routledge Series on the Indian Ocean and Trans-Asia.