Gaurav Pathania, Visiting Professor, George Washington University, and Author of “The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics”

Gaurav Pathania, Visiting Professor, George Washington University, and Author of “The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics”

Visiting Professor, George Washington University, and author of "The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics"

Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist and teaches Social Movements in the Department of Sociology at The George Washington University. His current research in cultural sociology critically examines contemporary identity movements in India and among the diaspora. 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. Gaurav has formerly served as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and as a Research Associate at the University of Southern California. Along with scholarship, Gaurav is a published poet. His poetry won the national prize sponsored by the Poetry Society of India. He is currently working on his memoir about his childhood in a village in a pre-globalized India.