Ian Cook completed a BA in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Liverpool in 2005. He subsequently joined the Multicultural Centre Prague, focusing on the combination artistic and social-scientific approaches to migration and urban issues. He completed his MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University, with a thesis on gentrification in Budapest. Currently a Ph.D. student at the same department, he now focuses on temporal and spatial approaches to urbanization in Mangalore, India. He also occasionally works as a writer and editor for various publications.