Asst. Prof.

Mehmet Selim YAVUZ


Devlet Konservatuvarı

Müzikoloji Bölümü

Department of General Musicology

Biography

M. Selim Yavuz received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Sabancı University, and received his non-thesis master's degree in the field of historical musicology with his project on John Dowland and his religious oeuvre at Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM). Later, he went to the UK and completed his master's degree on ethnomusicology at the University of London, Royal Holloway. He wrote his dissertation on depressive suicidal black metal and how this style of metal deals death-related themes. He received his PhD in Musicology at Leeds Beckett University on the genealogy of death/doom metal in Northern England. During his doctorate studies, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Sports and Leisure Studies and as a lecturer in the Department of Music and Sound at the same university. He returned to Turkey after finishing his doctorate and worked at Yeditepe University, Science and Letters Faculty, Sociology Department for one year as a lecturer. Since February 2021, Yavuz has been working at Istanbul University State Conservatory, Musicology Department, General Musicology Department as an assistant professor.

Yavuz's research interests include metal music cultures, digital musicology, music sociology, leisure sociology, and critical theory, among others.

Education Information

2015 - 2018

2015 - 2018

Doctorate

Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Music and Sound, United Kingdom

2014 - 2015

2014 - 2015

Postgraduate

University of London-Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Music Department, United Kingdom

2012 - 2014

2012 - 2014

Postgraduate

Istanbul Technical University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Music (Non-thesis), Turkey

2004 - 2012

2004 - 2012

Undergraduate

Sabanci University, Faculty Of Engıneerıng And Natural Scıences, Department Of Computer Scıence Engıneerıng, Turkey

Dissertations

2018

2018

Doctorate

The Barghest O' Whitby: (A genealogical study of) death/doom metal music(al) network in Northern England Creative Commons License

Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Music and Sound

2015

2015

Postgraduate

Dead is dead: Perspectives on the Meaning of Death in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal Music through Musical Representations Creative Commons License Sustainable Development

University of London-Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Music

Foreign Languages

A2 Elementary

A2 Elementary

German

C2 Mastery

C2 Mastery

English

Certificates, Courses and Trainings

2020

2020

Python 3 Programming

Data Analysis

University of Michigan

2019

2019

Successful Academic Writing and Publishing Skills Workshop (The Charlesworth Group)

Personal Evolution

Yeditepe University

2016

2016

R Programming

Data Analysis

Johns Hopkins University

Research Areas

Sociology, Music, Music Sciences

Academic Titles / Tasks

2021 - Continues

2021 - Continues

Assistant Professor

Istanbul University, Devlet Konservatuvarı, Müzikoloji Bölümü

2018 - 2019

2018 - 2019

Lecturer PhD

Yeditepe University, Faculty Of Arts And Scıences, Department Of Sogıology

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Research Assistant

Leeds Metropolitan University, Carnegie School of Sport, Sports and Leisure Studies

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Lecturer

Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Music

Courses

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Popular Music Cultures II

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Sociology of Music

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Academic Writing Techniques II

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Music Business II

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Digital Music Engraving II

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Digital Engraving I

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Music Business I

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Sociology of Music

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Academic Writing Techniques I

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Popular Music Cultures I

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Introduction to Sociology

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Social Thought in Movies

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

20th Century Composition Techniques

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Research Practice

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Critical Perspectives in Composition

Articles Published in Other Journals

2019

2019

Metal and musicology

Metal Music Studies, vol.5, no.3, pp.293-296, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

2018

2018

A descent into dark leisure in music

Annals of Leisure Research, vol.21, no.4, pp.391-394, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2018

2018

Editorial

Metal Music Studies, vol.4, no.1, pp.3, 2018 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

2017

2017

‘Delightfully depressing’: Death/doom metal music world and the emotional responses of the fan

Metal Music Studies, vol.3, no.2, pp.201-218, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) Creative Commons License identifier

2017

2017

Editorial

Metal Music Studies, vol.3, no.2, pp.173-174, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

2016

2016

Editorial: How to be rejected

Metal Music Studies, vol.2, no.2, pp.149-150, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

2016

2016

Conference Review

Yavuz M. S.

Metal Music Studies, vol.2, no.1, pp.135-138, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

Books & Book Chapters

2018

2018

Reight Mardy Tykes: Northernness, Peaceville Three and Death/Doom Music World

Yavuz M. S.

in: Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization, Samantha Holland,Karl Spracklen, Editor, Emerald Ink Publishing, Bradford, pp.81-99, 2018 Sustainable Development

Activities in Scientific Journals

2021 - Continues

2021 - Continues

Konservatoryum/Conservatorium

Assistant Editor

2018 - Continues

2018 - Continues

Metal Music Studies

Advisory Committee Member

2019 - 2019

2019 - 2019

Metal Music Studies

Special Issue Editor

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

Annals of Leisure

Special Issue Editor

2015 - 2018

2015 - 2018

Metal Music Studies

Assistant Editor

Scientific Refereeing

March 2022

March 2022

İstanbul Üniversitesi Kadın Araştırmaları Dergisi

Other Indexed Journal

February 2020

February 2020

Leisure/Loisir

Other Indexed Journal

May 2019

May 2019

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

October 2017

October 2017

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

September 2017

September 2017

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

May 2017

May 2017

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

April 2017

April 2017

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

November 2016

November 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

November 2016

November 2016

Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Cultures

Conference Paper (Full Text)

October 2016

October 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

September 2016

September 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

August 2016

August 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

July 2016

July 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

May 2016

May 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

April 2016

April 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

January 2016

January 2016

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

November 2015

November 2015

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal

October 2015

October 2015

Metal Music Studies

Other Indexed Journal



Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

2017

2017

Modern Heavy Metal Conference 2017

Attendee

Helsinki-Finland

2017

2017

International Society for Metal Music Studies 2017 Conference: Boundaries and Ties - The Place of Metal Music in Communities

Attendee

Victoria-Canada

2017

2017

British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference 2017

Attendee

Sheffield-United Kingdom

2016

2016

Extreme Music ConferenceSustainable Development

Attendee

Odense-Denmark

2016

2016

Gothic North Symposium

Attendee

Manchester-United Kingdom

2016

2016

Dark Leisure and Music Symposium

Attendee

Leeds-United Kingdom

2016

2016

IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference

Attendee

Brighton-United Kingdom

2016

2016

Death & Culture Conference

Attendee

York-United Kingdom

2016

2016

Metal and Politics Conference

Attendee

Bournemouth-United Kingdom

2016

2016

Metal and Musicology Conference

Attendee

Kingston Upon Hull-United Kingdom

2015

2015

Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Research in Popular Music

Attendee

London-United Kingdom

2013

2013

Müzik Biliminde Gençler Buluşması III

Attendee

İstanbul-Turkey

2013

2013

John Dowland 450th Anniversary Conference

Attendee

Cambridge-United Kingdom

Invited Talks

March 2020

March 2020

Metal müzik çalışmaları

Seminar

Marmara Üniversitesi-Turkey

December 2019

December 2019

Marginal styles and extreme metal

Seminar

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi-Turkey

April 2019

April 2019

Hopeful depressing music?: a case study of death/doom metal music in relation to the fan emotional response

Seminar

Yeditepe Üniversitesi-Turkey

June 2018

June 2018

Hopeful depressing music?: a case study of death/doom metal music in relation to the fan emotional response

Seminar

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi-Turkey

September 2016

September 2016

“A Sea to Suffer in”: death/doom fans and emotion

Seminar

Odense Universitet (Odense University)-Denmark

March 2016

March 2016

Gloomy divergence: doom metal as dark leisure

Seminar

Odense Universitet (Odense University)-Denmark

Jury Memberships

January-2022

January 2022

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member - İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

January-2022

January 2022

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member - İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

October-2021

October 2021

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member - Marmara Üniversitesi

June-2021

June 2021

Post Graduate

Post Graduate - İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

May-2021

May 2021

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member - Marmara Üniversitesi