Mark Kukis is currently a lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where he is completing a Ph.D. in U.S. history and international relations. Prior to undertaking doctoral studies Kukis spent a decade as a journalist, including three years covering the war in Iraq for TIME. Kukis has also written for Aeon the New Republic and Salon. He is the author, most recently, of Voices from Iraq. To contact, please email mark(at)markkukis.com.