Loïc Michels has lived in the Netherlands his entire life. He was raised in the small town of Deventer but has lived in the urban west for the past few years. He finished his bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Sciences in The Hague, but now lives in Rotterdam, trying to make it as a freelance journalist. His major in college was in Human Diversity, which he also investigates in his journalism: how different cultures establish relate to one another in society, with a particular focus on Islam. Although Loïc feels very comfortable in the Netherlands, he holds a great interest for the Western Balkans and Turkey, having spent a semester in Istanbul. His proudest takeaway from that time is that he can now name 10 consecutive Ottoman sultans in chronological order.
Updated May 2019
More from Loïc Michels
The Feeling of Gurbet
Loïc & Marilou created a podcast in which European Turks explain the nostalgia to their homecountry, known as gurbet.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands Commemorates 75 Years of Freedom
On 4 May we commemorate the victims of the Second World War and on 5 May we celebrate the liberation of the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from the German occupation. Which stories do we remember today to celebrate our freedom and which stories are still missing?
Humanity in Action The Netherlands announces the 2019 Dutch Fellows cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 14 Fellows from The Netherlands were selected to join the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort. Read the Fellows’ bios by clicking on their images below.