Ms. Prachi Patil is trained in sociology with a PhD and M.Phil. from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD research looks at motherhood among sex workers in Mumbai. She completed her M.A. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and B.A. from Fergusson College, Pune. Her research interests include the interface between caste and gender, social identities, criminal law, and social change. She has published papers and various book reviews in social sciences journals, both international and national.