Raviteja Rambarki is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hyderabad. He completed Masters in Sociology from the University of Hyderabad. He has been working in the area of economic sociology of a small town and regional political economy. His doctoral thesis critically examines the circuit of provincial capital and distinctly explores the historical trajectory of propertied classes in Rajam, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. His other research interests are interpreting popular cultures and vernacular literature sociologically. He occasionally writes to peer-reviewed journals and popular newspapers on various issues of social relevance and writes critical commentary on films from a sociological perspective.
At CSH, he is part of the “Wealth Inequality and Elite Research” project under the supervision of Prof. Surinder Jodhka, which aims to understand wealth accumulation and elite formation in India.