Ravi Sriramachandran is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Ashoka University. He teaches classes on identity and difference, ethnic strife, modern India, and South Indian Folklore. Since 2009, he has taught at education institutions like American University Sharjah, Ambedkar University Delhi and Columbia University, New York. Ravi did his Bachelors in English Literature from Madras University, then pursued a Master’s in Folklore from St. Xavier’s College and went on to do his Ph.D from Columbia University. His research interests include Semiotics, Philosophical Anthropology, South Asian Politics, and Film Studies.