Martine Mussies – musicologist, musician, mermaid researcher.
As an independent researcher based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, I am writing my PhD thesis about Mermaids, or to be more precise: about the way modern media invite people to create new stories based on mermaid mythology. What fascinates me most about the study of phantastic beings is that the way in which we shape them tells us so much about what it means to be human.
Besides my research, I am a professional musician. My other interests are gaming, crafting, reading, MOOCs and karate.