Samet Durgun (b.1988) based in Berlin, is German with a Turkish migration background and of Abkhazian descent. He holds a BA from Bogazici University, Turkey. As a first-generation immigrant and self-taught artist in Germany, he was recently a guest student at the College of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK), participating in Common Ground, a support program for artists who fled or immigrated to Germany. His artworks are shown in local and international exhibition venues, including the Berlin Museum of Photography. https://www.sametdurgun.com/
I am a philosopher. My research focuses on philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, emotion theory, and aesthetics. I mainly work on emotions, art and implicit attitudes, such as implicit racist and sexist prejudices and stereotypes.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at UAntwerp and KULeuven. In October 2019, I started doing interdisciplinary research with a team of social psychologists from Agnes Moors’ Lab at KULeuven on implicit bias and implicit racism. I received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the FWO (Flemish Research Foundation).
I took a break from this project during the academic year of 2020-2021, because I received the British Society of Aesthetics Postdoctoral Award, to do research on fiction, emotion and implicit attitudes at Birkbeck College (University of London).
I was a postdoctoral researcher at Thumos, which is part of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, at the University of Geneva (2018-2019). I received a Postdoctoral Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to do research on emotion and implicit bias.
In 2018, I completed my doctoral studies in philosophy at UGent and UAntwerp, at Bence Nanay’s Research Group (Centre for Philosophical Psychology). My doctoral work is on emotion and mental content.