A current undergraduate student at Yale, Ananya Kumar-Banerjee (they/she) is an avid consumer of all things literary and political. She is a double major in Ethnicity, Race & Migration and History, as well as a Human Rights Scholar. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Literary Magazine for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ananya is a New Yorker of South Asian origin who grew up in a family that has long supported the arts. She is Tamil and Bengali. As a child, Ananya lived in Williamsburg, Bedford Stuyvesant, the Financial District, and Morningside Heights. (To this day, she is a big fan of Saraghina pizza, Absolute Bagel's everything bagel, and BreadStuy's carrot cake.) She has spent summers working at the Asian American Writers' Workshop, the NAACP LDF, Shaniyat Chowdhury's Campaign for Congress (NY-5, 2020) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign for Congress (NY-14, 2018, 2020) and the Yale Prison Education Initiative. Ananya is a passionate transnational feminist. Ananya is also queer. You can use she or they pronouns when talking about her. When she's not reading, writing or journaling, you can find her drinking black coffee and listening to love songs. You can find her on twitter @anannavia.

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