Swati Mantri is an Assistant Professor at School of Language and Culture, where she teaches Sociology. She is pursuing her doctoral in Sociology from Department of Humanities & Social Sciences- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi (India) and has received her Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India), and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata (India). Prior to her engagement in the PhD program, she has worked on projects with UNICEF (New Delhi), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (New Delhi), Vikramshila Education Resource Society (Kolkata), and CRY (Kolkata). Intermixing her passion for research and volunteering for various NGOs, however steered her towards academia, wherein she was a teaching assistant at IIT Delhi and has also taught Sociology at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Noida). Her research interests are spread across community studies, migration studies, urban Sociology, religious studies and Sociology of food. Ms. Mantri has had the opportunity to receive academic grants for presenting her research in several national and international conferences and participate in research scholar programs. Along with this came many chances for publishing her research and undertaking reviews for journals. She enjoys working on short term projects that involve experimentation with art and pedagogic innovations that makes education meaningful for marginalised and clustered groups in the city.