Gaurav J. Pathania, PhD. is a sociologist of higher education, and teaches at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He has previously taught Social Movements at the George Washington University; and served as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also as a Research Associate at the University of Southern California.
Along with several research papers and reviews, Gaurav has recently authored his first book, "The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2018). The book conceptualizes the conditions for the emergence of cultural politics and student resistance in Indian higher education, especially in the context of Osmania University students' contribution to a mass movement for separate Telangana. He is also an assistant editor of South Asia Research- a journal published from SOAS, UK.
Gaurav is a published poet. His poetry won the national prize sponsored by the Poetry Society of India. He is currently working on a memoir about his childhood in a village in pre-globalized India.
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