Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and teaches sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was associated with University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and University of Southern California as a visiting scholar. His current research in cultural sociology examines contemporary identity movements in India and among the diaspora in the US. Gaurav recently authored his first book, The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018). He serves on the editorial board of South Asia Research journal (SOAS, UK). Gaurav is an anti-caste writer, poet and activist, and currently working on his memoir about his childhood in a village in pre-globalized India.