Stephanie first experienced the Caspian region working as a translation consultant and project manager for minority language development in Azerbaijan. Armed with a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics, she studied Azerbaijani and Lezgi, and has dabbled in some other languages of the Caucasus. Beside linguistics, her interests are literature, ethnography, ancient languages, and gender issues.
We Ended Up in Grey Places – Part Two
The First Karabakh War and the breakdown of the USSR meant that schools were virtually non-existent for IDP children. Gulmammad had attended first grade back in Sheylanli, in Lachin. But when his village was ethnically cleansed of Azerbaijanis, his teachers had also fled.