Raj, Senthorun

University of Sydney

Senthorun (Sen) Raj is an activist, writer and social networker with a passion for human rights, sexuality theory, gender studies and postcolonial studies. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Gender and Cultural Studies, and wrote his thesis on queer asylum seekers and the law at the University of Sydney. In 2008-09 Sen completed a summer research fellowship at the Australian National University on a project titled 'Just Joking' exploring homophobia, racism and hate speech. Sen is currently working as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW) and is the NSW President of Amnesty International Australia. He writes regularly for the Sydney Star Observer , The Age, and The Punch and has published articles on human rights, sexuality and refugee law, intimacy and citizenship, gay male domestic violence and racist humour.