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.
ArticlesIntroduction How do we measure intimacy? What are its impacts on our social, political and personal lives? Can we claim a politics to our intimate lives that escapes the normative confines of archaic institutions, while making social justice claims for relationship recognition? Negotiating some of these disparate questions requires us to think more broadly in...Read more