Sayan Bhattacharya is a queer activist from West Bengal, India. They have an M.Phil in Women’s Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sayan's doctoral work investigates the complex and multi-linear roles of memory in the way transgender and queer rights are articulated in India. Their research interests include social movements, feminist ethnography, queer studies, transgender studies, critical disability studies, Dalit Studies and affect. Sayan volunteers with a number of groups working on issues of gender, sexuality and disability in India and has previously worked as a journalist.