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Leyla Neyzi

E-Mail
neyzisabanciunivedu
Phone
(216) 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.
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 (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

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