I am queer and I am a teaching assistant professor in chemistry.//
I grew up in Calcutta, India, in a liberal left leaning bubble. However, talking about sexuality, especially homosexuality was not a thing when I went to college. I remember the only time the word “homo” came up during my undergraduate class when we were learning molecular orbital theory, and the whole class erupted in a laughter, as if being “homo” was a joke. I have lived in three countries since then and have worked in various feminist organization, talking about racism in queer communities. Now I teach chemistry at East Carolina University, NC, USA. My passion remains social justice for all.