Nayantara Sen

Nayana is the Executive Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center. A graduate of Michigan State University, Nayana received her degree in Postcolonial and Diasporic Literature, with specializations in Asian Pacific American Studies and Women, Gender and Social Justice Studies. Prior to ARC, Nayana 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. In her spare time, Nayana writes and performs creative short fiction and poetry.

Are You Kidding Me, is That Eyetape?

Coco.jpg Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has now forayed into filmmaking with his recent short film, “Paris-Shanghai: A Fantasy.” The film, which is about a fictitious trip Coco Chanel makes to Shanghai, is heavily populated with white supermodels, boring, mechanized perform

Las Vegas: Rinku Sen Speaking at Living Without Borders Encuentro

rinku_brick.jpgIf you’re going to be in and around Las Vegas this weekend, and are interested in learning more about protecting immigrant rights, easing restrictions on labor movement, and dismantling oppressive divisions that affect immigrant communities, stop by the Living without Borders encuentro at the University of Las Vegas Nevada.