Receiving his high school education at Robert College and higher education in the fields of economics and history at Cambridge University, Mim Kemal Öke has become a professor at Boğaziçi University in 1990. Turkish Radio and Television Corporation has brought Öke as a general consulting manager for various documentaries. He has participated in official meetings abroad on behalf of the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Öke has won various awards for cultural and scientific studies. Apart from his academic life and non-fictional works, he is also an accomplished visual artist. Over the last ten years, Öke has gravitated towards human sciences in his quest to understand mankind, which in the Turkish context rests in Sufi philosophy. As an extension of his social awareness, Öke offers rhythm and folk dance classes to disabled individuals.