I'm very pleased to welcome Seval Yildirim to the Lounge for a visit. Seval is an associate professor at Whitter Law School. She holds a JD and LLM from NYU Law. Her scholarship ranges focuses on international human rights, with a particular interest on issues of religion and sexual identities. She is the current chair of the Islamic Law section of the AALS. In a week, she will be heading to Turkey. We're pleased that she'll be blogging about that experience, and related issues, here at the Lounge.