Evrim Emir-Sayers has been a Lecturer at San Francisco State University since 2013. She teaches various courses on Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. Her reserach interests are Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, 19th Century Philosophy, Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, 20th Century French Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Literature, and Sufism.
Evrim is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam. She earned her BA degree in philosophy at Bilkent University, Turkey. Her MA and MPhil degrees in philosophy are from the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She spent the academic year of 2012–13 at Princeton University, where she was a Research Collaborator in the Near Eastern Studies Department and a Graduate Fellow at Wilson College. In the summer of 2013, she was a Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Istanbul).
Evrim has presented at various international conferences, including the Annual Joint Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, and the European Society for Aesthetics Conference. Her translations of Plato’s dialogues into Turkish (“Criton”, “Lysis”) were published in 2008 in the collection Platon Toplu Diyalogları I (Istanbul: Eos Yayınevi). Most recently, her article, “Gauging Proximities: An Inquiry into a Possible Nexus Between Middle Eastern and Western Painting,” was published in 2014 by the journal Philosophy and Literature.