Gayatri Sethi (PhD) is an educator, writer, and community builder. She teaches and writes about Social Justice, Global Studies, and Comparative Education. She is a learner of decolonization, liberation and abolition. Born in Tanzania and raised in Botswana, she is of Punjabi descent, multilingual, and polycultural. She reflects on these lifelong experiences of identity, immigration, and belonging in her award-winning non-fiction book titled Unbelonging. 

She is also the co-founder of the Desi KidLit community, an initiative to build solidarity among South Asian diaspora writers for young people. When she is not reading or recommending reads on Instagram as @desibookaunty, she is envisioning traveling, collaborating and gathering in collectives.