Danielle V. Schoon

Senior Lecturer
Lecturers
Danielle V. Schoon is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. She holds a dual Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master's degree in Dance Studies from UCLA. Her thesis explored the role of 'Gypsy' stereotypes in American belly dance performances. Her dissertation entailed 14 months of fieldwork in Turkey, funded by a grant from Fulbright-Hays, and is entitled Becoming Roma: Gypsy Identity, Civic Engagement, and Urban Renewal in Turkey.
 

Selected Publications:

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. 
 
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.

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Turkish Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Romani (Gypsy) Studies
  • Dance Ethnology
Education
  • PhD, Cultural Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
  • MA, Dance Studies, UCLA