Bal is currently working on his doctorate degree and teaching
at Arizona State University. He writes theatre plays, poetry
and short stories.
Bal is an anthropologist and writer of prose and poetry.
an Arizona Native, Eric grew up seeing diversity as a way of
life that eventually made the state what it is today: Endearing.
received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona
and later a Masters of Education in Bilingual studies. Eric’s
English Second Language students help target his inspiration
and ideas for the ballads and dime-store ditties on “Without
Borders”. Eric plays solo acoustic exclusively at El Paso
BarBQ Rib Company in Greater Phoenix. http://www.erichollandaz.com/
is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Arizona
State University. Her current research is on immigration, citizenship
and cultural identity.
Kil is a doctoral candidate at the School of Justice and Social
Inquiry at Arizona State Univeristy. She is also a board member
and volunteer with Border Action Network, a grass-roots non-profit
that works to resist the militarizing effects of US American
southern border policy based in Tucson, AZ. She can be reached
with comments and questions about this piece.
Kuhn was born in Austria and received his formal education there
(except for a short stint at ASU), but lived abroad for the
rest of his life, both as a child and as an adult. He holds
a Ph.D. in philosophy. Gabriel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mardin is a photographer and writer living in New York City.
Her latest series, "Conspiracy Theories", is a careful
jumble of toys, masks and action heroes, exploring the information
overload we face on a daily basis
Martinez earned her BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her books
include award-winning Mother Tongue and two books of
poetry, Breathing Between the Lines and The Devil’s
Workshop. Her collected essays, Confessions of a Berlitz
Tape Chicana will be out in spring 2005. She writes a column
for the National Catholic Reporter, an independent
progressive newsweekly, and she teaches writing workshops throughout
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Painting, College
of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. His
works were exhibited in various contemporary art shows and international
biennales both in Turkey and abroad. His research and review
pieces on art frequently appear in newspapers and publications
such as Cumhuriyet Gazetesi, Cumhuriyet-Kitap, Arredamento Mimarlık,
Milliyet Sanat, Skala, Yapı Kredi-Kitaplık, Genç
Sanat, Türkiye'de Sanat. http://www.geocities.com/ferhatozgur/
Sak is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education,
Rehabilitation and School Psychology at the University of Arizona.
His research interest includes giftedness, talent, expertise,
Özgür Soğancı, is
a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and is currently
working on his dissertation which problemetizes the gap between
the Kemalist art educational practice in Turkey and the historical
visual traditions of Anatolia with a focus on the place of figurative
representation in the cultures of Islam. He is also interested
in art making and chooses to conserve his work in book format
some of which can be seen in his website: www.public.asu.edu/~soganci
Yucel holds a BA and an MSA in Graphic Design. Aside from his
professional design work, he paints a little bit, draws a little
bit, and even writes a little bit.
on the cover and contents pages by Aydın Bal.
Design by Sinan Yucel.