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Reader in Human Rights Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Senthorun Raj is a Reader in Human Rights Law at Manchester Law School. Sen was previously a Lecturer in Law at Keele University and completed his PhD at Sydney Law School. His book, Feeling Queer Jurisprudence: Injury, Intimacy, Identity (Routledge, 2020), explores the way emotion shapes legal responses that address human rights of LGBT people.

Prior to moving to the UK, Sen was a Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and a Churchill Fellow. He has also worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and served on the boards of Amnesty International Australia and ACON Health.

Sen is a contributing writer for The Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald. He has published numerous articles and academic papers on topics ranging from refugee law to Grindr. Sen is also an advisory board member of the sexuality, gender and diversity studies journal Writing from Below and has been a guest editor of the lifestyle website SameSame.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Keele Law School, Keele University