Nayantara Sen is a Network Training Associate at the Applied Research Center. Nayantara leads racial justice trainings around the country, and co-facilitates ARC’s popular Racial Justice Webinar series. She integrates interactive techniques, Theatre of Oppressed, anti-oppressive methodologies, and popular education pedagogy into her trainings. Nayantara has trained non-profit professionals, students, educators, grassroots activists, Occupy Wall Street organizers, public sector agencies, public health departments, and others working with people of color constituents. Nayantara is program staff on ARC’s Better Together project, which works to deepen relationships and strengthen inclusionary framing between the racial justice and LGBTQ rights movements. In this capacity, she provides leadership development, strategic coaching and consulting, and curricula design on intersectionality. Nayantara is also involved in ARC’s Millennials project, which engages research and leadership development around the racial attitudes of Millennials.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Nayantara received her B.A in Postcolonial and Diasporic Literature, with specializations in Asian Pacific American Studies and Women, Gender and Social Justice Studies. Prior to ARC, Nayantara worked in film programming, running an independent film festival in Michigan. She has protested forced deportations and the expansion of the federal 287(g) program, and organized at anti-trafficking campaigns in India, teaching indigenous art therapy, English literacy and rehabilitation skills to youth. She is currently a M.A Candidate at New York University, studying Postcolonial and Race Theory, Creative Writing and Performance, and writing a collection of short fiction.
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