We are sad to learn of the death of Srinivas Aravamudan, professor of English and former dean of the humanities here at Duke University, and author of Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (1999), which won the MLA Prize for a First Book. Aravamudan was also a contributor to the journal MLQ, a former member of our editorial board, and our editors frequently consulted with him on various projects. He was a passionate advocate for the humanities around the world. His Duke University obituary details his many other achievements. Our thoughts go out to his wife Ranjana Khanna, also a Duke University Press author, and their young son.