Ms N.E. (Evrim) Emir MA
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Critical Cultural Theory
Oude Turfmarkt 149
Oude Turfmarkt 141
1012 GC Amsterdam
2013-2016 Lecturer, San Francisco State University
June 2013 Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), Istanbul
Spring 2013 Graduate Fellow, Wilson College, Princeton University
2012-2013 Research Collaborator (VSRC), Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
M.Phil. (Phenomenology and Contemporary Continental Philosophy), Catholic University of Leuven
M.A. (Philosophy), Catholic University of Leuven
B.A. (Philosophy), Bilkent University, Ankara
Evrim Emir-Sayers is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam. She is also a lecturer in Philosophy at San Francisco State University, USA, where she teaches various courses on Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. She spent the academic year 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 assumed a position as Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Istanbul).
Evrim’s current research focuses on the ontology of painting. Specifically, she is studying Middle Eastern miniature painting and the Sufi philosophical thought informing this art form. Her goal is to bring this Sufi/miniature tradition into dialogue with twentieth-century Western abstract art and the thinking of French phenomenologists such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida.
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 accepted for publication in the journal Philosophy and Literature.
Evrim was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. While Turkish is her mother tongue, she has also studied French, Latin, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Karamanlidika, German, and Ancient Greek.
- Emir-Sayers, E. (2012). Gauging proximities: an inquiry into a possible nexus between Middle Eastern and Western painting. The European Society for Aesthetics. Proceedings, 4, 204-214. [details]
- Emir, N. E. (2018). Lifting the veil from the face of depiction: Middle Eastern miniature painting in light of sufism and phenomenology [details]