Divya Vaid teaches Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She holds an M.Sc. and a D.Phil. in Sociology from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining JNU, Divya held Postdoctoral positions at the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Life Course (CIQLE) at the Department of Sociology, Yale University; and at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. She specializes in the study of social
mobility and inequality, with a keen interest in class and education, and gender and urban life. She teaches courses on Social Stratification, on Social Mobility and on Statistics.