Srirupa Prasad is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Missouri. She teaches courses on women’s health and globalization; feminist theories and methodologies; sociology of health; body and society, and gender in India. Culture and politics of contagion, hygiene, and infectious diseases constitute one of her main research interests. Her first book, Cultural Politics of Hygiene in India, 1890-1940: Contagions of Feelings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), investigates genealogies of contagion in colonial India and highlights the dynamic and contested passages between contagion as a microbe and contagion as an affect. She is currently working on a new project studying the history and contemporary politics of tuberculosis and care work in India. One of her other research interests is critical feminist pedagogy and teaching. She received a University of Missouri Diversity Faculty Achievement Award in 2014.