anthropologist, screenwriter and filmmaker.
I created this blog as a place to share my thoughts on history, politics and contemporary social dynamics, especially in East Africa, Southeastern Europe and West Asia (the so called “middle east”).
I want to connect with students, journalists and other people that are interested in these topics and regions.
The name of this blog, The Bad Scientist, is a homage to a filmmaking crew I am affiliated with to this day: The Bad Artists.
Similar to my filmmaking goals, I want to contribute to a culture of dynamic and genuine discourse that educates, entertains and inspires.
And since it’s important to me, I will every once in a while write a thing or two about movies, graphic novels or manga, and how that connects to anthropology.
I have my main occupation, so this blog will remain a place of casual writing and self expression.
All recommendations and external links are out of good will and non-commercial. I’m chronically broke.
Follow me on Twitter @StefBarjak