John Sebastian is a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School. His PhD research focuses on the special rights of linguistic and religious minorities in the Indian Constitution, and analyses the manner in which the Constitution engages with the many conflicting interests and values underlying the legal recognition of particular identities. His general research interests cover the areas of legal and political theory, constitutional law and criminal law. While largely focused on India, he is also interested in the use of comparative methods in his research.
For the duration of his PhD, John is on leave from his position as an Assistant Professor of law at OP Jindal Global University in India. John was at OP Jindal University for over four years, where he taught subjects such as constitutional law, criminal law and administrative law. Prior to that, he worked as a law clerk and research assistant to Justice Madan B Lokur in the Supreme Court of India. John holds a BCL from the University of Oxford and a BA, LLB (Hons) from National Law University, Delhi.