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Maya Sinha

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Maya Sinha (she/her) is a first year graduate student in the Asian American Studies Master’s of Arts program. She graduated from UCSB this past year with undergraduate degrees in Asian American Studies and Data Science and Statistics. Through her experiences as a mixed race person of Chinese and Indian ancestry, Maya became drawn to the identity negotiations of mixed Asian and Asian American individuals and multicultural, hybrid communities. She hopes to complete her Master’s thesis on the roles of women on either side of transnational Bengali merchandise networks in 19th century North America, especially in the communities where Bengali men were forming interracial relationships with African American women. In her free time, Maya runs, cooks (and eats), reads, hikes, and enjoys as much company as she can through it all.

Maya Sinha