Dr. Yasemin Akis received her PhD in philosophy in 2014, at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University in Turkey. Her first book, The Concept of Anxiety in Soren Kierkegaard, was published in 2015. She has more than seven years of experience teaching philosophy and theology. Dr. Akis recently created and taught a course titled Wisdom of Sufism at Villanova University. Her research interests focus on existentialism, the relation of philosophy and religion, and religious and mystical traditions of the Middle East. Dr. Akis' current research is on the Sufis of Anatolia.