Tae-Yeoun Keum is a PhD candidate in Government, where she studies political theory. Her dissertation is concerned with political mythology, or narratives about political events or conditions that are taken for granted, and are not readily susceptible to critical evaluation. At Harvard, she completed a secondary field in Comparative Literature, and has served as a Teaching Fellow for courses on political thought and its history, literature, and comparative politics. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale with a BA in Humanities and obtained an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge on a Gates scholarship. Her broader research and teaching interests include the history of political thought, Plato and Platonic reception, and the intersection of political philosophy and literature.