About Me

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