Srinivas Aravamudan, Indian-born British academic, Died at 54


Srinivas Aravamudan was born in 1962, in Madras and died on April 13, 2016.

He was a Professor of English, Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University.

In that time, he also served as Dean of the Humanities.

He attended Loyola College, University of Madras.

Srinivas holds his master’s degrees from Purdue University and Cornell University, and earned his Ph.D. at Cornell.

In 2000, Aravamudan taught at the University of Utah and the University of Washington before joining Duke’s faculty.

Srinivas Aravamudan also received the Modern Language Association’s prestigious prize for an outstanding first book in 2000.

Srinivas served as the former director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and has overseen innovations and expansions of the humanities at Duke as a dean, notably through the Humanities Writ Large initiative.

He had specialized in 18th-century British and French literature and postcolonial literature.

Srinivas Aravamudan’s work the pits on various events in literary history, such as the popularity of the 18th-century oriental tale, against traditional intellectual historiographies that assume national boundaries and the relationship between colonized and colonizer are stable.

Srinivas Aravamudan passed away at 54 yrs old.