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.
My training is in Islamic Art History, so the classes that I have designed at SFSU focus on the visual and the cultural in Islamic cultures (art, architecture, cities, literature.) I bring my ways of studying the visual and cultural world and my interest in Islamic cultures to all my classes; I also add a study of space and place to the study of other ways that we represent ourselves in the world.
Summer, with its more leisurely pace, is the perfect time to become immersed in the Bay Area's literary scene. A few links to local readings and events follow, as a starting point:
The San Francisco Chronicle lists readings and plays throughout the Bay Area: http://www.sfgate.com/performance/.