Discipline: Cultural Dialoge and Peace and Conflict Studies
Research Interests: Multi-ethnic conflicts, peace and reconciliation; Borders; Bars; Cranes; Words (funny English ones especially)
If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why: Fruit Loops - not sure what it wants to be, nobody knows why it works, but it does anyways. Plus: no better bracelet-making cereal was ever made, who doesn't want to be boxed up with that?
What did you want to be when you grew up: I wanted to be a florist, even did my own bouquets and everything - until my mom found out that my supplier was the neighbour's garden. That was the end of that career...
Where are you right now: Istanbul - city of rooftops and cats and friends for life
Tell us something about another staff writer: Becky introduced me to a life of 'The West Wing'-love - eternal high fives for that one