cityhermit
32 Istanbul, Turkey
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My self-summary
Bit of a stereotypical ivory tower type. I travel very often, being surrounded with people from all over the world is something of an essential need to me. I have lived in Taipei for some years, where I have started a phd program (which I am still working on) and picked up a bit of Chinese.

I played in a punk/metal band and looking into making music again. Right, I know this is not the place to advertise for musicians but it's just so punk to shit where you eat! You feel me?

I would describe myself as a feminist, despite all the complications and the current unpopularity of the term. Judith Butler still rocks my world.

I am inclined to find smalltalk convivial. We don't have to be constantly talking about 'the deep stuff'. It is perfectly fine to take a moment for asessing the week's weather, or admire the many uses of gaffa tape. Yes, including the naughty ones *blush*.
What I’m doing with my life
Research/teaching assistant, anthropology. Celebrating the bland and boring. Gulping vast quantities of tea while reading about the flaws of humanitarianism... The usual glamorous stuff. Writing a thesis about sexual stereotypes of East Asians (Chinese specifically). Incidentally I am one of the very few people (two I believe) who specialises on Fu Manchu films. On the one in a billion chance you are the other one, we need to talk!

I am also teaching at university now. Reading exam papers is the only part I don't like.

I have a blog, it's been well overdue for an update. Check it out, if you are so inclined. I spin yarns about patriarchy and racism: http://blog.soontobecollective.com/

My god I'm such a dork!
I’m really good at
This is a bit indulging, is it not?
The first things people usually notice about me
I would like to say my sense of humour, but it's probably my beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This keeps changing I would get obsessed over a book/band/film/show for sometime and then can totally 'get over' it.
The six things I could never do without
Why six? Why not five or ten? Oh I get it! Is it because it sounds like something else?! Naughty...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
White supremacy. Decolonising my mind.

I find it very difficult to know exactly what I am thinking about in any given moment. I suppose I am usually fantasising about self-sufficiency. Like becoming a survivalist and getting away from the city, or perhaps living on a boat. Every now and then, totally unexpectedly I recall really embarrassing moments of my past, and possibly blush in public places without any apparent reason.

The dichotomy of whether I should be more reckless as the bell rings for the 'last orders' of my youth? Or should I roll my sleeves, sober up and get some work done. Lately I find myself inclining towards the latter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends. Ideally it involves dinner and company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
all my problems are first world problems.
You should message me if
You own a tin foil hat.
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