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    Luke Gensler


    "I knew I was a Tar Heel when I bought a UNC koozie at the student stores."

    Q: Where did you study as an undergraduate? What was your major (s)?

    I studied history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Q: Why did you choose UNC CSEEES?

    I chose CSEEES because of the reputation of the university and the program’s open structure that allows me to take language, history and politics classes that are relevant to my research.

    Q: Why did you choose to study this region of the globe?

    I am enamored with the complexity of politics in the region and I really enjoyed my time visiting the region.

    Q: Do you have work and/or study experience in the region?

    I participated in a field study trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the Conflict Studies Department from the Universiteit Utrecht, while on exchange in the Netherlands in April 2010.

    Q: What is your thesis topic?

    Intelligence culture in Yugoslavia during the early Cold War years.

    Q: What is your dream job?

    My dream job would be in academics, focusing on intelligence and Eastern Europe.

    Q: What are your hobbies? What do you like doing in your free time?

    For hobbies, I enjoy hiking, fishing, reading and traveling. In my free time, I enjoy watching the Chicago Bulls and catching up on reading.

    Q: fun Facts?

    I lived in Tasmania for a year after graduating from undergrad and worked at various points as a: research assistant, examine invigilator, moving specialist, waiter, bartender and boat cleaner.

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