Arisa Loomba

Arisa is an undergraduate History student at the University of Warwick and an avid participant in the realm of student journalism. She is planning to do a Masters in Migration History somewhere on the Continent, and progress into journalism and involve herself in the world of identity politics and diasporic writing so that hopefully other confused self-proclaimed 'coconuts' like her will be able to make better sense of their place in society. Arisa's experience of being British Asian has shaped her interest in migration, leading her to spend time in Naples volunteering with an NGO working on the social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers. She looks at identity through the lens of a historian, a traveller and an advocate of the arts. Arisa hopes to push boundaries and provide new insights into the makeup of South Asian communities around the world through her writing.