Zeynep Direk earned her PhD degree from the University of Memphis in 1998. She taught at Galatasaray University between 1998 and 2014. Since 2014 she has been professor in the Philosophy Department at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey specializing in Contemporary European Philosophy, Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. She also writes on Social and Political Philosophy and the History of Turkish Thought. Her most recent publication is "Ontologies of Sex: Philosophy in Sexual Politics" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020).