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Leyla Neyzi

E-Mail : neyzisabanciuniv.edu
Phone : 0216-483-9243
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Title : Faculty Member
Education : B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University (USA), 1982;
M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center (USA), 1985;
Ph.D. in Development Sociology, Cornell University (USA), 1991.
Work Experience : Professor, Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 1998-present
Oral History Project Director, Economic and Social History Foundation, 1995-1996
Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Boğaziçi University, 1992-1994
Areas of Interest : Cultural Identity, Oral History, Memory Studies, Nationalism and Minorities, Middle Eastern and Southeast European Ethnography, Urban Anthropology, Subjectivity, Anthropology of Youth.
Awards :
  • Member of Academic Advisory Council - Centre for Advanced Study Sofia  2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Oxford University Programme on Contemporary Turkey and Senior Associate Member, St. Antony's College - Oxford University  2004
Memberships : American Anthropology Association, International Oral History Association, European Association of Social Anthropologists, Middle East Studies Association
Publications :
Article
Neyzi, Leyla and Darıcı, Haydar (2015) "Generation in debt: family, politics, and youth subjectivities in Diyarbakır", New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol.52, 55-75 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (2008) "Remembering Smyrna/Izmir: Shared history, shared trauma", History and Memory, Vol.20, No.2, Fall/Winter, 106-127
Neyzi, Leyla (2005) "Strong as steel, fragile as a rose: a Turkish Jewish witness to the twentieth century", Jewish Social Studies, Vol.12, No.1, 167-189 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (2004) "Fragmented in space: the oral history narrative of an Arab Christian from Antioch, Turkey", Global Networks, Vol.4, No.3, 285-297 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (2003) "Trauma, narrative and silence: the military journal of a Jewish "soldier" in Turkey during the Greco-Turkish war", Turcica, Vol.35, 291-313
Neyzi, Leyla (2002) "Metin-Kemal Kahraman'ın müziği: yaşlı kuşağın belleği yoluyla Dersimli kimliğinin yeniden keşfi", Toplum ve Bilim, Vol.92, 163-175
Neyzi, Leyla (2002) "Remembering to forget: Sabbateanism, national identity, and subjectivity in Turkey", Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol.44, No.1, 137-158 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (2002) "Embodied elders: space and subjectivity in the music of Metin-Kemal Kahraman", Middle Eastern studies, Vol.38, No.1, 89-109 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (2001) "Object or subject? The paradox of "youth" in Turkey", International journal of Middle East studies, Vol.33, No.3, 411-432 (SSCI)
Neyzi, Leyla (1999) "Kızlara fırsat yok: bir yaşamöyküsü anlatısının düşündükleri", Toplum ve bilim, Vol.82, 211-219
Neyzi, Leyla (1999) "Gülümser's story: life history narratives, memory and belonging in Turkey", New perspectives on Turkey, Vol.20, No.Spring, 1-26
Book
Neyzi, Leyla and Darıcı, Haydar, Özgürüm ama mecburiyet var: Diyarbakırlı ve Muğlalı gençler anlatıyor, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, April 2013
Neyzi, Leyla and Kharatyan-Araqelyan, Hranush, "Speaking to one another: personal memories of the past in Armenia and Turkey, Bonn, Germany: DVV International 2010
Neyzi, Leyla and Kharatyan-Araqelyan, Hranush, "Birbirimizle konuşmak: Türkiye ve Ermenistan'da kişisel bellek anlatıları, Bonn, Germany: DVV International 2010
Amele taburu: the military journal of a Jewish soldier in Turkey during the war of independence, Neyzi, Leyla (ed.), Isis Press: İstanbul 2005
Neyzi, Leyla, Ben kimim?: Türkiye'de sözlü tarih, kimlik ve öznellik, İletişim Yayınları: İstanbul, September 2004
Neyzi, Leyla, Küçük Hanım'dan rubu asırlık adam'a: Nezihe Neyzi'den oğlu Nezih Neyzi'ye mektuplar 1947-1948, Istanbul: Sel Yayıncılık 1999
Neyzi, Leyla, İstanbul'da hatırlamak ve unutmak: birey, bellek ve aidiyet, İstanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları 1999
Book Section / Chapter
Neyzi, Leyla, "Introduction: the intersection of ethics and politics", Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice, Sheftel, Anna and Zembrzycki, Stacey (eds.), New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013
Neyzi, Leyla, ""Get on the bus and go" she said", What Josephine Saw: Twentieth Century Photographic Visions of Rural Anatolia, Hart, Kimberly (ed.), Istanbul: Koc University Press 2012
Neyzi, Leyla, "Türkiye'de kamusal söylemde gençlik kurgusunun değişimi", Katılımın 'E-Hali': Gençlerin Sanal Alemi, Aydemir, Aslı Telli (ed.), İstanbul: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği, November 2011, 25-47
Neyzi, Leyla, "Oral history and memory studies in Turkey", Turkey's Engagement with Modernity: Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century, Kerslake, Celia J. and Öktem, Kerem and Robins, Philip (eds.), Hampshire: Palgrave McMillan, January 2010, 443-457
Neyzi, Leyla, "The Burning of Smyrna/ Izmir (1922) Revisited: coming to terms with the past in the present", The Past as Resource in the Turkic-speaking World, Beller-Hann, Ildiko (ed.), Würzburg: Ergon Verlag 2008, 23-42
Neyzi, Leyla, "Beauty and truth", Ebru: Reflections of Cultural Diversity in Turkey, Durak, Attila (ed.), Istanbul: Metis Press, June 2007, 56
Neyzi, Leyla, "Güzellik ve hakikat", Ebru: Kültürel Çeşitlilik Üzerine Yansımalar, Durak, Atilla (ed.), İstanbul: Metis Yayınları 2007, 56-56
Neyzi, Leyla, "Exploring memory through oral history in Turkey", Balkan identities: nation and memory, Todorova, Maria (ed.), London: C. Hurst and Co., January 2004, 60-76
Neyzi, Leyla, "Zazaname: the Alevi renaissance, media and music in the nineties", Turkey's Alevi enigma: a comprehensive overview, White, Paul J. and Jongerden, Joost (eds.), Leiden, Boston: Brill, January 2003, 111-125
Neyzi, Leyla, "Bellek ve kimlik", Modernleşme ve Çokkültürlülük, Aksoy, Nazan and Ulagay, Melek (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, October 2001, 188-192
Neyzi, Leyla, "Memory and identity", Modernity and Multiculturalism, Aksoy, Nazan and Ulagay, Melek (eds.), Istanbul: Iletisim Press 2001, 193-197
Papers in Conference Proceedings
Neyzi, Leyla, "Eski İstanbul'un şehir kültürünü hatırlamak: yaşanmışlıklar, bellek ve nostalji ", Güvenç, Murat (ed.), Eski İstanbullular ve Yeni Istanbullular, İstanbul: Osmanlı Bankası Arşiv ve Araştırma Merkezi, December 2009
Neyzi, Leyla, "The construction of youth in public discourse in Turkey: a generational approach", Simonsen, Jorgen Baek (ed.), Youth and Youth Culture in the Contemporary Middle East: Proceedings of the Danish Institute in Damascus III, Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, January 2005, 107-116
Neyzi, Leyla, "Elite subjectivity and memory of place from national to global times: the neighborhood of Nişantaşı in Turkey", Proceedings of the XIII. International Oral History Conference, Goteborg: IOHA, June 2004
Volumes Edited / Special Issues
Neyzi, Leyla, Nasıl hatırlıyoruz? Türkiye'de bellek çalışmaları, İstanbul: İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, January 2011
Kharatyan-Araqelyan, Hranush and Neyzi, Leyla, Prospects for reconciliation: theory and practice, Germany: Dvv International 2011
Adler, Nanci and Leydesdorff, Selma and Chamberlain, Mary and Neyzi, Leyla, Memories of mass repression: narrating life stories in the aftermath of atrocity, Somerset, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, November 2009