"Earthlings are a most peculiar breed."
- Title: Doctoral Researcher
- Affiliation: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; The Earth Chapter, The Intergalactic Mission for the Studies of the Social Forms of Carbon-Based Life.
- Field: Social Sciences and Languages
- Area: East and Southeast Asia.
- Teaching: Anthropology, Sociology, Social Theory, Japanese and Thai
- Interests: research methods in social sciences, teaching social theory, the Philosophy of Science, the social life of money and finance, urban ethnography, "depth psychology", understanding the human condition.
- Current write-up focus: the lived experiences and identities of Japanese transnational migrants in Bangkok.
- Working proficiency in: English, Japanese, Thai, Russian, Dutch. As an afterglow of my linguistic training, I'm a big dialect buff. Kansai, Isarn and Cantonese are by far my favourites.
- Decent reading comprehension and limited fluency in: Chinese, Laotian, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian.
- Professional skills: cross-cultural training, psychological counselling and group therapy facilitation, project management.
- Actively pursued hobbies: travel writing and photography, foodism, meditation, Kundalini and Vinyasa yoga, Qi Gong, gardening, cooking ridiculously elaborate dinners from painstakingly sourced ingredients based on an ever-expanding variety of world cuisines.
- Favourite pastimes: cooking, hot spring hogging, wine tasting, bread-making, exploring food markets, fastidious gluttony, TV defenestration, taking pictures of azulejos around the world.
- Contact: artour.mitski @ soas.ac.uk.