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Sinthujan Varatharajah


Sinthujan Varatharajah is a Berlin-based essayist and doctoral candidate in Political Geography at University College London, United Kingdom. Their doctoral research examines the everyday relationship between architecture and spatial politics within refugee camps in southern Germany. Sinthujan holds a Masters in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies from the London School of Economics and a degree in Politics and Human Rights from Goldsmiths, University of London/University of Roehampton. Theyhave previously worked as a program coordinator for refugee housing for Flüchtlinge Willkommen in Berlin, as an assistant to the Kommission für Flucht & Migration of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, as a researcher on racial violence for the Institute of Race Relations in London, as a researcher on anti-Muslim racism in France and Belgium for Euro-Islam in London/Paris, and as the asylum desk officer for Together Against Genocide in London. Sinthujan’s work and interest focuses on spatial politics, geographies of power and statelessness, some of which has been published in a number of magazines including Vice United States, Jacobin Magazine, The Funambulist, Himal Southasian, Warscapes, Missy, and
many others.


Updated November 2017