About me 
This account is a continuation of my previous work at User:Khazar. I specialize in articles related to human rights or press freedom cases, particularly Amnesty International prisoners of conscience, and am an active participant at WikiProject Countering Systemic Bias and WikiProject Human Rights. You can read an interview with me about the latter here. A writer for VICE once called my account "the digitized poltergeist of Richard Holbrooke", a description which caused Mrs. Khazar a good deal of amusement. My favorite individual article that I've worked on is Eleanor Roosevelt, which I helped to bring to Good Article (GA) status; the most-viewed article that I've brought to GA status is Martin Luther King, Jr..
I used to be an international development worker and have lived on a few different continents; I also have a literature PhD and worked for several years as a professor. After a severe disability left me mostly bed-bound, though, I thought Wikipedia was my best outlet to keep contributing to education. Between health issues and my future Wikipedian Little Miss Khazar, never be surprised if I disappear mid-discussion or just Wikignome for a day or two.
I'm always glad to help other users, new or old, so never hesitate to drop a note to my talk page with a request. If it's in my area of interest, I'll lend a hand; if it's not, I'll try to point you to someone else who can. Collaboration is the best part of Wikipedia, after all.
You can read a few of my thoughts about Wikipedia editing here.
Goals for 2013 
My goals for 2013 are to review 365 GA nominations (one per day) and to bring the 10 most popular articles of WP Human Rights up to GA status. This list varies from month to month, so I'm sticking with the December 2012 list to make this goal possible:
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
- Anonymous (group) (nominated 5/14)
- Nelson Mandela (nominated 4/15)
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- United States Bill of Rights
- Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution
- Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
- United Nations
- The Holocaust