Gaurav J Pathania, PhD (Sociology)

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Peacebuilding to the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Virginia.

I have taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University & Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

My first bookThe University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics” (Oxford University Press) in 2018 conceptualizes the student resistance in higher education. My current research in cultural sociology examines the socio-political activism of South Asian diaspora in the US. I serve as an Assistant Editor of South Asia Research, SOAS (School of Oriental African Studies) London; and also the research associate at the Pullias Centre for Higher Education at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

I run a Global Initiative for Equity and Justice and network with anti-caste, race and feminist scholars working in the area of higher education and social justice. I also moderate a listserv and a website to organize scholars working in the area of caste and mental health.

I am an anti-caste poet, writer and community builder. My poetry received a national award by The Poetry Society of India in 2016.