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 am currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows for the Humanities at Columbia University. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard in 2022. Previously, I studied philosophy and English at Harvard, after which I did a master’s in philosophy at the University of Cambridge.
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 have been advised by and derive much inspiration from Susanna Siegel, Mark Richard, Bernhard Nickel, and Jane Friedman.
I am a charter member of my graduate 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 matters related to feminist organizing at ey2333 [at] columbia [dot] edu.