Sanjana Sankaran



Class of 2023

Public Relations Representative, Spring 2021

Sanjana is a junior majoring in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience and a minor in Music, and on the MBA fast-track program. She aspires to lead a neurological research team to develop drugs for neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy, ALS, and Parkinson’s. She is also the president of Stony Brook’s Neuroscience Axis club. Her main interests involve women’s reproductive rights, racial justice, and other related issues. In her free time she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and playing board games with friends.


Music Therapy: The Art of Psychological Treatment

by Sanjana Sankaran, December 20, 2021 Nearly 800,000 people die from suicide every year (Suicide Data). Approximately seventy percent of the American youth that struggle with depression requires treatment (The State). People with depression have a daily battle with themselves to prevent those feelings of despair and loneliness from taking over. Those living with mental…

An Analysis of Ambiguity in Humans

by Sanjana Sankaran, November 12, 2021 The existentialist philosopher Simone De Beauvoir explained in her book titled, The Ethics of Ambiguity, why humans are ambiguous creatures. Beauvoir first proclaims that humans have felt the ambiguity of the states of life and death for a long time. However, even if people recognize the ambiguity of life…

An analysis of racial paradigms and ethnic projects in America

by Sanjana Sankaran, April 14, 2021  Vilna Bashi-Treitler, The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions Bashi-Treitler begins chapter three by answering the question, “How are ethnic groups racialized in the United States?” (Bashi-Treitler 2013: 44). She begins by discussing the three major racial paradigms that came about, starting in Europe and later in…


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