Gaurav J Pathania
2017 Ph.D. [Sociology of Education]. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. India
The University as a Site for Regional Identity: An Ethnography of Student Movement for Telangana at Osmania Uni.
2011 M.Phil. JNU, Thesis title : A Study of Identity Based Student Activism at JNU
2009 M.A. Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU
2005 M.A. English Literature, Kurukshetra University, India
2003 B.A. Economics and Geography, Kurukshetra University, India
Research/ Teaching Interests
Sociology of Education, Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography
Global Social Movements, Globalization and Cultural Politics
Caste and Mental Health
Spring 2020- Present : Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Fall 2020 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Spring 2019 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Social Movements (undergraduate)
2013 – 2015 Sociology Lecturer, Ahilya Bai College of Nursing, Delhi
Introduction to Sociology (three semesters)
2013 Sociology Teaching Assistant, Graduate Remedial Classes, JNU
2020-Present: Research Associate, Documentary Project on South Asian American Community, Council on Global Social Issues, Commission on Global Social Work Education (CSWE)
2019 Research Consultant, “Mental Health Literacy and Support in Congregations”
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
2017 Research Associate, Pullias Centre for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2018 Visiting Scholar, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2016-17 Research Assistant, “Discrimination, Distress and Higher Education in India.” In collaboration with
University College London and IIDS, British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Grant, UK
2015-16 Research Assistant to Professor William G. Tierney, University of Southern California
2010 Research Assistant, Federation for Industrial Chambers of Commerce and Industries in India (FICCI)
for the book, Mega Trends of the Emerging Third World Industrial Revolution in India, by Professor Jeremy Rifkin
2018 The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics, Oxford University Press: Delhi
Research Articles (Peer-Reviewed)
2020 “Cultural Politics of Historically Marginalized Students” Critical Times, 3 (3) Duke University Press.
Tertiary Education and Management, 24(3): 221-231 (The European Higher Education Society)
South Asia Research, 36 2): 261-277 (Sage Publications)
2019 “Privatization and Shrinking Free Space in Education: Challenges for Inclusive Knowledge,” (with N. Thakur) In S. Babu G. S. (ed.) Education and the Public Sphere: Exploring the Structure of Mediation in Post-Colonial India, Routledge: UK.
2017 “Counter-Hegemonic Assertions of Marginalized Students in University Campuses in India,” In G. Wankhede and I. Reid (eds.) Accessing Higher Education: Footprints of Marginalized Groups, Aakar Books: Delhi
2015 “Middle Class Resistance in Contemporary Urban India: How New are these New Social Movements?” pp.276-297 In L. Lobo and J. Shah (eds.) The Trajectory of India’s Middle Class: Economy, Ethics & Etiquette, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: London, UK 276-297
“Regional Movements in Democracy: The Case of Telangana,” in P. D’Souza, H. Ahmed and S. Alam (eds.) Question is Democracy: Essays in Honor of Professor Rajni Kothari, Routledge: UK (June 2021)
“Changing Epistemologies of Indian Student Activism,” In Universities in South Asia Students’ Mobilities and Mobilizations, Oxford University Press(Accepted, under review)
“Demonizing Religion, Countering Tradition: Analyzing Dalit-OBC Student Activism in India,” In Jean Thomas and Khalil Parker (eds.) Student Politics from the Lens of South Asia, Orient BlackSwan (Under review)
“Mind as a Site of Struggle: Exploring Caste Identities and Mental Wellbeing in an Indian University Campus” [with Sushrut Jadhav, David Mosse, Sumeet Jain and Amit Thorat] (Working paper)
2017 Leona, Rittner; W. Scott Haine and Jeffrey H. Jackson. 2013. The Thinking Space: The Cafe as a Cultural Institution, Ashgate: UK. In Cafe Dissensus Everyday, June 18
2015 Romila Thapar. The Public Intellectuals in India, Aleph Book Company, New Delhi. South Asia Research, 37 (2): 232-235.
2014 Gautam Pingle. The Fall and Rise of Telangana, Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi. South Asia Research, 34 (3): 270-73
2013 G. B. Nambissan & S. S. Rao (eds.) Sociology of Education in India, Oxford University Press, Economic and Political Weekly. XL VIII (50): 29-31.