Noëlle Steneker (2015)
During my stay at the NIT in November 2015, I conducted preliminary research for graduate school in cultural anthropology. My research was on cultural heritage and storytelling amongst children, and I conducted fieldwork in two international primary schools, and one bookstore in Istanbul. With support of the NIT fellowship, I was able to gain access to these schools, and write a research proposal on storytelling in multicultural settings. The NIT staff was helpful and encouraging, and inspired me to pursue further research and living opportunities in Istanbul.