I am Eva-Maria Maggi (Ph.D.), a professor, writer, and mule packer. I run the Model United Nations program at the University of Montana and teach courses on Wilderness Policy and Packing, the Middle East and Europe as well as international security at the University of Arizona. For the past four three years, I worked on the Smoke Elser Oral History Project that is the basis of my new book (forthcoming fall 2022) and podcast project. In the past, Springer published my dissertation on Europe and Middle East in 2014 and around a dozen of my articles appeared in academic journals and magazines.