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Ayda Erbal teaches two advanced undergraduate classes, "International Politics of the Middle East" and "Democracy and Dictatorship," as adjunct professor of politics. She is interested in democratic theory, democratic deliberation, the politics of "post-nationalist" historiographies in transitional settings, mass violence and the politics of apology. She is a published short-story writer and worked as a columnist for the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos from 2000-03. The lead singer and second percussionist of the polyglot Middle-Eastern band NOUR (www.myspace.com/nourmusic), Erbal is in the process of writing her second narrative short film "Meligone". Her first narrative short "Harvest" was invited to Cannes Short Film Corner.
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