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Industry Student
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Introduction I've kept an online journal for years, but in the past year or so as my academic and independent studies have taken off my journal was overrun with thoughts and links on politics, the Middle East, social justice, et. al. I finally gave in to the inevitable and created a separate blog--this one--for my thoughts on such matters; we'll see what happens. I'm a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with a B.A. in International Studies, geographic focus on the Middle East (and, more peripherally, North Africa and Central Asia). I'm from Boston, I like to travel, and I enthusiastically sang in and co-ran the University of Chicago Voices In Your Head. I'm hoping to move back to the Middle East within the next year to further the practical side of my education (and have a good time).
Favorite Music Aesop Rock, Andrew Bird, As Tall As Lions, Atmosphere, Baths, The Bird and the Bee, bikeRIDE, Bombay Bicycle Club, Buddy Holly, Cadence Weapon, The Cure, Cut Copy, Danger Doom, David Bowie, The Dead Weather, Dirty Projectors, Dizzee Rascal, The Dodos, Emilie Simon, Fleet Foxes, Flobots, The Gaslight Anthem, Gorillaz, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, The Hush Sound, Janelle Monae, Jookabox, Kate Nash, Little Dragon, The Magnetic Fields, Manu Chao, Mark Ronson, Maximum Balloon, MGMT, Mirah, The New Pornographers, The Noisettes, Razorlight, Robbers On High Street, Roísín Murphy, Santogold, The Shins, Skindive, Spiralmouth, The Stone Roses, Thao, The Ting Tings, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Voxtrot, Weezer, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs