Ruby Thiagarajan

MA'19

I’m interested in genuine and truthful storytelling and in how that can build more engaged and connected communities. I hail from Singapore and spent some time in France and the Netherlands for my undergraduate education before coming to Brown. Professionally, I’m a founding editor of Mynah Magazine, a non-fiction longform magazine dedicated to telling Singapore’s forgotten and untold stories. The team started the magazine in 2016 out of frustration at the lack of accessible and non-academic homes for considered and intelligent writing about Singaporean culture and history. While magazines might be my first love, I’m interested in branching out and exploring other mediums of storytelling like exhibitions, podcasts and walking tours. In my studies, I’m planning on deepening my understanding in issues of race, gender, and class in order to build an intersectional approach to the public humanities.