I've published two short stories, which does not make me a writer yet, but I'm getting closer. I also have a PhD on world-building in science fiction and fantasy, so I can probably call myself a scholar. I'm French, with origins ranging from Ukrainian to Gitano. I currently teach English in Marseilles. I don't have a car but my legs work very well, thanks. I have a very enjoyable life, but I still enjoy writing about things that aren't my life.
My articles have appeared in Strange Horizons and a few academic publications. If you're more interested in my research activity, see my research website at http://cecilecristofari.wordpress.com/ for a comprehensive list of publications.