I am a philosopher and an organizer. I also write in academic and other modes. I’m from Istanbul, which is responsible for a lot of things I am and believe.
I studied philosophy and English at Harvard, after which I did a master’s in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. In 2017, I moved back to Harvard to start my Ph.D.
My dissertation project examines how ideology is installed in our minds, generating social contestation not only over matters of fact or judgments of value, but also over what’s salient to each of us. I call these contestations ‘perspectival clashes’. I am advised by and derive much inspiration from Susanna Siegel, Mark Richard, and Bernhard Nickel.
I also support my union. (I’ve written about feminism and organizing for The Drift, where I am a contributing editor.) You can email me to pitch to the Drift or to discuss other matters at egeyumusak [at] g [dot] harvard [dot] edu.