Since I do write in two very different genres – sociology and creative non-fiction, I think there really are only two reasons I write what I do. First, my academic writing is based on my interests and curiosities about society. I’m always asking the same questions but in different ways.
The question drives both my academic work and my creative non-fiction: What makes populations behave in the ways they do? How could entire countries and continents be so complicit during mass-insanity that overtakes rational thought throughout history? What happens during historical events such a World War II, or segregation in the USA, or slaughters in the name of ethnic cleansing in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East?
My interest in these issues increases simultaneously with my age and awareness. I have a very personal relationship to this phenomenon so when I write my short stories – all based on my real life experiences, I hope to provide my readers with a deeper understanding of the long term generational impact of past events. In a way, my non-academic writing is a different version of my