Deborah Ann Dilley (Volunteers representative)
Deborah Ann Dilley (Volunteers' representative)
portrait of Deborah Dilley
Deborah Ann Dilley graduated in 2004 from the University of Utah with a BA in Ancient Middle East History and Turkish Language and completed her Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics in 2009.
interest in advocacy (and later blogging) began in 1999 when she
participated in an archaeological dig in Southeast Turkey, a heavily Kurdish area.
Shortly thereafter she started working with the American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) publicizing the plight of the Kurdish people in the Middle East.
began blogging on her
personal blog, Turkish Delight, in 2002, as a means of communicating with family and friends while abroad.
From there she
became affiliated with the Kurdish group blog, the Kurdistan Bloggers Union
Deborah began writing for Global Voices in September 2005 covering the Kurdish blogosphere and later in October 2005 began covering the Turkish blogosphere as well.
She takes great pride in her community and international advocacy work and is pleased to have been elected as the GV Author representative on the Global Voices board.