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Mytheli SreenivasAssociate Professor
History and Women's Studies
365 Dulles Hall
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B.A., Yale University, History (1994)
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History (1996)
Graduate Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, Women’s Studies (1999)
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History (2001)

Mytheli Sreenivas is associate professor of history and women's studies.  Her research interests include women's history, the history of sexuality and the family, colonialism and nationalism, and the cultural and political economy of reproduction.

Her book, Wives, Widows, Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India (Indiana University Press, 2008), was awarded the Joseph Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute of Indian Studies. Her current project, which examines the cultural history of population and reproduction in modern South Asia, is tentatively titled "Counting Indians: Population and the Body Politic, 1800-1970."

Her work has been supported by several grants, including from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Faculty Links
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
History Department page
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies page
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Slavic Studies: Faculty group receives $175,000 Mellon Foundation grant (2012)
College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty Group Receives $175,000 Mellon Foundation Grant (2012) 
Women's Place: Five female professors receive Mellon Foundation Grant (2012) 
Origins: Population bomb? The debate over population in India (2009)

Mershon Project
Counting Indians: Population and the Body Politic, 1800-1970 (2009-10)