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Rinku Sen

Biography

Rinku Sen is the president and executive director of the Applied Research Center, a national racial justice organization, and the editor of Colorlines.com, an online magazine that covers race and politics. Over the course of her career, she has combined journalism and activism to make social change. Sen is also the author of two non-fiction books: her first book, Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing was commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women and released in 2003. Sen’s latest book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization was released in 2008, winning the Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal, as well as a Finalist for the ForeWord Magazine 2008 Book of the Year Award, and the 2009 IPPY Book Awards in "Current Events" Bronze Medal.