I'm an Irish journalist, author and sometime teacher decamped from the Middle East to the American Midwest in 2018, from where I report on social justice, outdoor recreation and the news. I teach international journalism part-time at the University of Dayton.
Previously, I lived in Istanbul (2013-2017), Toronto (2012-2013) and Damascus (2007-2012).
I've reported from the Arctic, Mexico, Myanmar, Ireland, Serbia, Nepal, Lebanon, Ukraine, and a host of other countries. Check me out on Instagram: @stephenstarrjourno at stephenstarr.contently.com or Gmail: kilruanesstar
From Turkey, I covered the migrant and refugee crises, the country's autocratic turn and the rise of Islamic terrorism.