Dr Senthorun Raj (he/him)
Dr Senthorun (Sen) Raj is an Associate Professor in Human Rights Law at Manchester Law School and chair of Amnesty International UK. He is passionate about glitter, unicorns, pop culture, and social justice.
Sen’s academic and advocacy work take an intersectional approach to examining the relationship between emotion, culture, law, and LGBTIQ rights in different jurisdictions. He is the author of Feeling Queer Jurisprudence: Injury, Intimacy, Identity (Routledge) and co-editor of The Queer Outside in Law: Recognising LGBTIQ People in the United Kingdom (Palgrave). Sen is currently co-convening The Queer Judgements Project, a collaboration that brings together lawyers, activists, and academics from across the world to re-imagine and re-write legal decisions relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics.
Sen has been a Lecturer in Law at Keele University (2017-2021), a Scholar in Residence at New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (2015-16), and a Churchill Fellow (2012-13). Has was the inaugural chair of Black Gold Arts (2018-21), an arts charity in Manchester that platforms LGBTIQ people of colour. Closer to home, Sen worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (2009-12) and was on the boards of ACON (2011-15) and Amnesty International Australia (2013-15).