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    I earned a PhD degree in Musicology/Sociology from Leeds Beckett University. I taught “Composition Techniques in 20th century”, “Critical Perspectives in Musical Composition”, “Introduction to Sociology”, and “Social Thought in Movies” at various institutions and departments. I come from a computer science and engineering and historical musicology background.

    My PhD thesis focused on the genealogy of death/doom metal music networks in northern England. I have previously worked on John Dowland’s religious oeuvre and Elizabethan social structures in 17th century; and I have also written a dissertation on the ideas of death and suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music. My research interests include extreme metal cultures, gaming cultures, and sociology of scientific knowledge among others.


    PhD Musicology – Leeds Beckett University, 2018
    MMus Ethnomusicology – Royal Holloway, University of London, 2015
    MA Historical Musicology – Istanbul Technical University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, 2014
    BSc Computer Science and Engineering – Sabanci University, 2012

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