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Pilgrimography is a virtual version of a pilgrim’s notebook. I’m documenting my everyday life, and daydreaming about art, museums and cityscapes. I studied Comparative Literature at Princeton, taught in China through Princeton in Asia, then moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007 and to Iraq in 2014. I facilitated elections in Kosovo, conducted political monitoring in Ukraine just after the annexation of Crimea, was a Bosnian TV talk show host, shot rap music videos, produced a youth TV show in southern Bosnia and partied in Kurdistan after the fall of Mosul. I’ve written for Balkan Insight and MIT’s CoLab Radio. Contact me on twitter or comment on the blog, I would love to hear from you.
19 Comments leave one →
  1. boki permalink
    October 1, 2012 3:10 pm

    finally, beautiful

  2. eldinsmille permalink
    October 23, 2012 1:18 pm

    What a pretty picture of you!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    October 23, 2012 1:27 pm

    thanks eldin and boki 🙂

  4. November 4, 2012 4:16 pm

    Hope the word gets out! I’m enthralled, amazed and proud!

  5. November 15, 2012 8:01 pm

    Great blog!

  6. December 27, 2012 9:14 pm

    So fascinating, and very artistic! Look forward to following.

  7. April 7, 2014 5:16 am

    I love your posts about the protests. Do you have instagram? Greetings from Houston TX! ❤

  8. Matthias permalink
    November 10, 2015 1:16 pm

    Wonderful blog, thanks very much for sharing your impressions, especially of lovely Bratunac! Best regards from Vienna 🙂

  9. July 18, 2021 11:00 am

    How are you going to help the queer Ugandan refugees in Kakuma? Because UNHCR isn’t doing a darn thing and barely listening to our cries for help. If you really want to make a difference instead of just making money for the sake of having a job, then you should doing something to help them out. Five people have dead, many are hurt physically and mentally, and this must end. I have done my part to use my retail job and use the money that I earn for my real job; helping block 13. But I want to do much more than just ease their suffering. I want to do what UNHCR failed to do…relocate them all to a safer place. Now what will do? Will you be like Alexander Hamilton and take action? Or will be like Aaron Bur and do nothing see what happens? The choice is up to you.


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