Kübra Gümüşay is an award-winning writer from Germany. In her best-selling book »Sprache und Sein« she examines how language dictates politics and shapes the way we think. It was shortlisted for the WBG non-fiction book award and will be published in English by Profile Books in May 2022 as »Speaking and Being«. Gümüşay is the founder of several award winning campaigns and associations – e.g. the campaign #SchauHin against racism, the feminist alliance #ausnahmslos for which she was awarded the Clara Zetkin Prize for Women, and the campaign 'Organized Love'. And most recently, eeden, a feminist co-creation space in Hamburg (selected as »Kultur- und Kreativpiloten Deutschland« in 2019), and future_s, a feminist research- and advocacy organisation for desirable futures. In 2018, Forbes Magazine selected her as one of »30 under 30« in Europe. In 2021 she was recipient of the Tarabya Artist in Residency Fellowship of the German Kulturakademie. In 2022, as Senior Mercator Fellow, Gümüşay is a fellow at the Centre for Research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University.
Gümüşay was born in Hamburg in 1988, studied political science in Hamburg and London, and currently lives in Cambridge.
As of 2022, Gümüşay is recipient of the Mercator Fellowship programme at the centre for Research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and of the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge.