Academic Year 2012-13
Reclaiming the Self in Psychopathology
Şerife obtained her PhD in 2010 at York University in Canada with a dissertation on the mental disorder categories in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and their metaphysical and ethical implications to personal identity and flourishing. Since 2010 she has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Dalhousie University, working within the project "States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics." Her current research program makes the "self" central to the philosophical, scientific, and therapeutic approaches to mental disorders and uses philosophical tools to investigate (i) empirical research on mental disorders, (ii)models of the self informed by cognitive sciences, and (iii) first-person memoirs of psychopathology. During her time at the Center, she will be working on her project, "Reclaiming the Self in Psychopathology."
When she is not worrying about psychiatric taxonomies, Şerife runs races, explores farmers' markets, and takes photographs. She looks forward to getting a pug of her own.
Assistant Professor at Daemen College, NY
“How does the Self Adjudicate Narratives?” is published in the March issue of Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology
“Will I be Pretty, Will I be Rich?” The Missing Self in Antidepressant Commercials” is published in the May issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.
“Psychiatric Taxonomy and Self-Narratives: Far From the Madding Grief?” is forthcoming in The Psychiatric Babel: Assessing the DSM-5, edited by P. Singy and S. Demazeux, Springer's Press.