Migrant Ecologies

The most recent issue of ISLE recently came in the mail. They now released the "Spring" issue very quickly after the previous "Winter" issue so maybe they're soon getting rid of their backlog. Anyway, just wanted to say a couple of quick words about this because I thought the issue has an interesting "Special Cluster" … Continue reading Migrant Ecologies

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Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland

I've now been back in Finland for over a month after my exchange period at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and have gotten some perspective on my time there, as well as to my future here in Finland. First, I promised in my last Turkey Diaries post that I'd tell my final grade for the … Continue reading Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland

Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

This is the ninth and final installment of the Turkey Diaries. It's now only a few hours until my plane should lift off from Turkish ground. I've been really happy with my stay but am damn glad to be going home already. It of course would've been nice to be home for actual Christmas but … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

Turkey Diaries: Part VII (“Networking Networks”)

It's now only about ten days until I'm going home. The last weeks here in Turkey have been pretty busy as we're wrapping up the course on Culture and the Environment. We'll have our last actual class on Monday and a week from that it's the final exam and deadline for our term papers. Then, … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VII (“Networking Networks”)

Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)

I'm back from Troad! For those to whom that name doesn't say anything, that's the ancient Troy area. It's super cool to be in a country with such history everywhere. For instance, just a couple weeks back I visited the site of 3000-year old Gordion (as in, the place where Alexander the Great cut the … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)

Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

I woke up in the middle of the night today because I was so psyched about my work that I just couldn't sleep any more but had to immediately write down the ideas that I had, and ended up writing a solid page of new stuff on the article I'm working on at the moment. … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*

I'm super busy right now. Which is good. I have a ton of reading to do, and I have to do it all before leaving for a combined business/pleasure trip to the famous rock climbing destination of Geyikbayiri early on Tuesday morning. I'm obviously really looking forward to going but also a little stressed because … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*