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    I earned my PhD degree in Musicology 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. I am currently working as an assistant professor in musicology at Istanbul University, State Conservatory. My research interests include extreme metal music, death and culture, and digital musicology 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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