I am a student, teacher, researcher, and artist. Currently I am wearing the hat of a Ph.D. student at Queen's University (Kingston) in Cultural Studies. My research interest lies in the emerging field of cognitive approaches to the arts, specifically in performances with objects and puppets. I have lived in Germany, Japan, the U.S.A, and France, and now call Canada home. I love to cook, I also like reading, photography, travelling, meeting people, and of course puppets.