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Mytheli Sreenivas

Mytheli Sreenivas joined the History and Women's Studies Departments in 2005, after receiving her A.B. in History from Yale University and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and an M.A. and Ph.D. in modern South Asian History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Sreenivas has research interests in modern South Asia, women’s history, the history of sexuality and the family, and in colonialism and nationalism. Her work has been supported by several grants, including from the Fulbright Foundation.

Professor Sreenivas recently published Wives, Widows, and Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India (Indiana University Press, 2008). The book is the winner of the Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Professor Sreenivas teaches courses in History and Women’s Studies on modern South Asia, comparative women’s history, history of the family, transnational feminisms, and world history.