Nimet Cebeci is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University studying Islamic theology and philosophy. Her dissertation research centers on the ontology of the soul; specifically, the materialist theory of the soul espoused by the early Ash'ari scholars of the Islamic tradition.
Nimet received her M.A. in Civilizational Studies from Ibn Haldun University in 2017 and her B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2014. In parallel with her academic studies, she has also pursued traditional Islamic studies in Turkey and elsewhere; she is a graduate of the EDEP program in Istanbul, where she studied under such teachers as Shaykh Salih al-Ghursi, Dr. Hamzeh al-Bakri, Dr. Mahmud al-Misri, Dr. Yavuz Kamadan, Dr. Ahmad Snobar, Dr. Recep ?entürk, and others. While in Istanbul, she also attended the Al-Madina Institute's year-long Suhba Program, where she studied with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui. She is currently continuing her classical training remotely while conducting her Ph.D. dissertation research.