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Tae-Yeoun Keum

Past Graduate Student Affiliate


Tae-Yeoun Keum

Tae-Yeoun Keum is a PhD student in political theory at Harvard University. Her research interests include Plato and Platonic reception, the history of political thought, and the intersection of political philosophy and literature. Keum’s dissertation focuses on political mythology in the works of Plato and the modern reception thereof. She argues that many of the most prominent myths in the Platonic corpus serve a decidedly political purpose, and that this did not always go unnoticed by readers. As such, it is possible to trace a tradition of Platonism based not only on Plato’s celebrated logos, but on his mythos.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student History, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University