Danielle V. Schoon

Danielle is a cultural anthropologist with interests in migration, performance, and the politics of identity. She teaches the Turkish Studies curriculum in NELC. Her current research focuses on the 'politics of presence' for Roma ("Gypsies") in Turkey and Turkish migrants in Europe and the United States. Danielle frequently takes advantage of professional development opportunities to improve her teaching and is an advocate of active learning and community engagement. 
Publication highlights:
Schoon, Danielle V. Forthcoming, 2019. “Closing Doors, Opening Windows: Urban Renewal and the Politics of Openness in Istanbul.” City and Society.
Schoon, Danielle V. and Funda Oral. 2018. “The Role of Communities of Practice in Urban Rights Activism in Istanbul, Turkey.” In Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability, Eds. Carl Maida and Sam Beck. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Schoon, Danielle V. 2018. “Between Global Solidarity and National Belonging: The Politics of Inclusion for Romanlar in Turkey.” In Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and Knowledge, Eds. Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Schoon, Danielle van Dobben. 2014. “’Sulukule is the Gun and We are its Bullets’: Urban Renewal and Romani Identity in Istanbul.” CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, Vol. 18, No. 6: 720-731. DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2014.962885
Angell, Elizabeth, Timur Hammond and Danielle van Dobben Schoon. 2014. “Istanbul Assemblages: Buildings and Bodies in a World City.” Introduction to Special Feature. CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, Vol. 18, No.6.

Teaching subjects:

  • Turkish Culture
  • Turkish Literature in Translation
  • Turkish Theatre, Music, and Dance
  • Contemporary Issues in Turkey
  • Education Abroad in Turkey
  • The Middle East in the Media
  • Ethnographies of Dance and Performance
  • Dance in Global Contexts

Turkish Studies Working Group

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Areas of Expertise
  • Turkish Studies
  • Romani Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Ethnography
  • PhD, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
  • MA, Dance Studies, UCLA

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