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Perundevi Srinivasan
Department of Religious Studies Special Event

Modern South Asian Tamil Poetry
Writing the Limits: A Poetry Reading
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Parents Dining Room
Perundevi Srinivasan is a visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. She received her Ph.D in Human Sciences from George Washington University in 2009 and was a postdoctoral associate with the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis in 2009-2010. Professor Srinivasan was a recipient of a research fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. She was awarded research grants from M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai, India for her field research on the sexuality of male actors performing female roles in Tamil theater. She was also awarded research grants by L & L Dallapiccola Foundation of Scotland to pursue her research on the performance aspect in goddess worship in South India. Dr. Srinivasan has published three poetry collections and several articles and translations in Tamil. Her poems have been included in the Penguin anthology of modern Tamil poetry, which has been recently published. She will begin full time teaching at the Department of Religious Studies, Siena College in Fall 2011.