Gaurav J. Pathania holds a PhD in Sociology of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He worked on a project with University College London that explores distress and discrimination in Indian higher education. He moderates a discussion on mindsofcaste.org. His research examines the contemporary student protests and explores caste and regional identity issues in higher education. His research articles and reviews have been published in South Asia Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Economic and Political Weekly, Mainstream Weekly, Cafe Dissensus. Currently, he is working on his manuscript with Oxford University Press.