Hello! I’m a journalist, editor, and translator originally from London. I currently work as Eurasia Editor at GlobalVoices, and am a former commissioning editor at oDR, openDemocracy’s section on the post-Soviet space, and former assistant editor at OCCRP. These days I can usually be found somewhere east of Berlin, where I am now based.
My writing and reporting has appeared in The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Haaretz, openDemocracy, Politico, and Roads & Kingdoms, among other publications. I’m particularly interested in nationalism, migration, minorities, the politics of memory, and the ideas which bind them — particularly, but not exclusively, in Eastern Europe. Alongside writing book reviews and essays, I’ve reported on various topics in a variety of places, from Yezidi refugees in Georgia to Crimean Tatar refugees in Ukraine, Serb nationalists in Bosnia, abuse of counter-terrorism laws in Hungary, and Tajik dissidents across the European Union.
I hold a double MA in Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies from the University of Glasgow and Corvinus University of Budapest, and recently received a fellowship from the Robert Bosch Stiftung to report on Islam and Turkish soft power in the Balkans. I enjoy baklava, Turkish coffee, live jazz, learning languages, Central European literature, long autumn walks, and long train journeys.
Feel free to reach out with commissions or media requests.