Focus: Culture and society in Turkey
I am currently completing my master's degree in Middle East Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. I am born and raised in Copenhagen with both Danish and Turkish ancestry. I have a bachelor's degree in Cultural Encounters from Roskilde University in Denmark. In 2012, I began studying Social Anthropology at Bogazici University in Istanbul; it was during that year and in 2013 with the Gezi Park protests that I became more interested in the region, its peoples, and culture(s).
In 2016, I moved to Cairo to do an internship as part of my master's studies with an Egyptian NGO. What fascinated me most about Egypt was the opportunity to experience history at first hand, living in one of the world’s most vibrant, yet timeless cities, experiencing amazing hospitality from one of the oldest civilizations on earth and everything in between.
Now based in Istanbul, where I am also doing research for my master's thesis and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the city, I will do my best to cover different neglected narratives of the city as well as write articles related to culture and society in Turkey.