Sayantan Datta

Sayantan Datta ([email protected], [email protected])

Sayantan Datta (they/them) is an independent science journalist and an assistant professor at the Centre for Writing & Pedagogy, Krea University. They write and research at the intersections of gender, sexuality, caste, science and health, with a particular focus on the lived experiences of queer, transgender, and intersex people. They have been awarded the 2023 Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity for their report on gender-segregated hostels in Indian science institutions. In 2024, they were jointly awarded (with Vivek Tewary) the inaugural Ashoka-SAGE Prize for Critical Writing Pedagogies for their paper that detailed the similarities and differences between reading and writing mathematics for technical and non-technical audiences. Their work has been supported by the National Association for Science Writers, USA, the UK Research Initiative’s Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures project, and the ReFrame Institute of Art and Expression.

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