Seen only a small bit of the world, but what I've seen while I was travelling inspired me to go back to university after I dropped out a couple of years ago. I started out studying Political Science but soon realized that I wanted to 'dig deeper.' That's how I ended up studying Social and Cultural Anthropology.
For my master thesis I want to link (Social) Memory/(Social) Remembering/... to food (and religion). So I decided to look at memory, food and eating among the Jewish community of Antwerp (Belgium) (
and hopefully Malta as well, but the funding is is a bit uncertain... unfortunately That situation has cleared up: no money, no Malta. Not this year anyway.).
Other topics of interest to me are: humour, emotions, the senses, violence, games (theories and ethnographies, although I'm interested in playing them as well of course :-), international relations, journalism and ecology.
Otherwise I'm known as a man who enjoys a good book, comic, film and a stimulating conversation (over a good cup of coffee).
(Sports aren't really my thing (at the moment) although it probably should...) I recently rediscovered my love for mountainbiking.
I joined OAC just to see how it develops. I've already seen a couple of names I know from reading (
David Graeber, who's work I admire It appears David has left the OAC. To bad... But to me the OAC still holds value) and surfing the web (Keith Hart a.o.), so that's exiting as well. ¡Hopefully I will be able to contribute!