Andre Zakari was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1978. After graduating from Saint Joseph French High School in Izmir, he moved to the United States where he received his BA in Archeology with a minor concentration on International Relations from Boston University, Boston MA. During his studies, Mr. Zakari researched the role of Nationalism in Archaeology, and developed a particular interest in the construction of modern national identities. As an undergraduate, Mr. Zakari also spent a semester back-packing in Asia, where he traveled extensively in Asia. In 2001 he completed his archaeology field work in Beliz where he participated in the Mayan excavations. He also spent the summer of 2002 in Van, an Eastern Turkish town, studying the Urartu sites. After his graduation in 2003, Mr. Zakari moved to Istanbul, Turkey where he received his Master degree in Political Science from Yeditepe University. He wrote his master thesis on the analysis of the Language Policies in Turkey between 1928 and 1938. Mr. Zakari is currently a PhD candidate in Yeditepe University, while living and working in Marseille, France.