1 CURRICULUM VITAE AND PUBLICATIONS Name, Surname: Melin Levent Yuna Date of Birth: Languages: English, Spanish, Turkish Education: Degree Department/Program University Graduation Year Undergraduate Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Sociology Bosphorus University, (graduated with honor) 1995 Graduate (M.A) Faculty of Science and Bosphorus University, (graduated 1999 Literature, Department of with honor) Sociology Undergraduate Art of Dance of Flamenco Dance Department Pera Fine Arts School 2001 Institution of Social Philosophy Doctorate PHD of Sciences, Department of Anthropology Yeditepe University (graduated with high honor) 2010 The Topic of M.A and Advisor: Levent Yuna, Melin. Identity Construction: Self-Narration of Educated Turkish Jewish Young Adults, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, 1999 Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haldun Gülalp, Prof. Dr. Nükhet Sirman PHD Topic and Advisorı: Levent Yuna, Melin. A Late-Modern Story of Argentine Tango: The Case of 21st Century Istanbul, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, 2010 Advisor: Prof. Dr. Feza Tansuğ Work Experience: Position Institution Year
2 Lecturing Professor Moderation in the field Lecturing Professor Bahcesehir University Sociology Department GFK Research and Marketing Inc 2012 Yeditepe University Anthropology Department, İstanbul Still Lecturing Professor Instructor of Art and Personal Development Assistant Instructor Marmara University, Doctorate Program of Hospital Management, Istanbul 2010 Boğaziçi University Alumni Association (BUMED) Nominer Education of Consultancy, Creative Leadership: Seminar of Communication Skills, Istanbul 2007 Instructor of Art, Body Performance and Dance Research Project Manager Etnik 34 Art Creation, the Manager of Tango Dance Department Trio Market and Social Research and Consultancy Inc Courses Taught: ANT 243 SOC 1053 SOC 1005 ANT 571 ANT 101 ANT 101 SYN 805 ANT 181 Body, Dance and Gender (Discussions on Dance, Culture and Gender Roles) Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Anthropology Cultural Anthropology for Graduate Students Introduction to Cultural Anthropology for Anthropology and Sociology Introduction to Cultural Anthropology for Psychology and Psychological Counselling Students Organizational Sociology (PHD Course) Human Geography
3 ANT 231 ANT 116 Family Kinship and Marriage Reading and Writing Skills in Social Sciences Some of the Academic and Market Research Projects Realized as Project Manager: Various market research projects for various companies such as Unilever, CocaCola, KuryeNet, Alo in Trio Research and Marketing Inc. Research on Turkish Jews in Istanbul, Boğaziçi University,( ) Lions Eye Care Health Knowledge and Attitude and Behaviour Research (Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma), World Health Organization, Yeditepe University (2001) Research in the Neighbourhood of Kadırga, The Old Istanbul (2003) Research on tango dance and tango practicioners in Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Izmir ( ) Some of the Conferences that I Give: Tango as A ife-style, IKSV, April, 24, 2014 Contemporary Tango and One Mode of Female Existence, The Institution of Tango El Clasico, April, 14, 2013 Argentine tango, One Upper-middle Class Way of Existence in Istanbul, Marmara University, December, 11, 2012 Tango, From Buenos Aires to Istanbul, The Center for Global Studies Conference, Yıldız Technical University, October 30, 2012 International Conference on Materiality, Memory and Cultural Heritage, İstanbul: Yeditepe University and Istanbul Technical University, May 25-29, 2011 Yaratıcı Liderlik Programı: İletişim Semineri (Creative Leadership: A Seminar on Communication), in Dedeman Hotel, Istanbul, August 4 5, 2007
4 Building of A Sub-culture in Istanbul: Altered Silence of Female Experience, The Conference on Body Represented, under the Cooporation of IFEA and IDEMEC, French Cultural Institute, Istanbul, June 10-11, 2005 Anthropology Colloqium, Yeditepe University Anthropology Department, Istanbul, Kadırga Araştırma Projesi Önçalışması (Kadırga Research Project), October, 26, 2004 Türkiye Yahudileri arasında Asimilasyon ve Kimlik (Assimilation and Identity among Jews), Göztepe Kültür Derneği (Göztepe Cultural Center), Istanbul, Günlük Yaşam Seçimleri (Daily Life Choices), October 2001 Some of the Conferences that I attended: Akıncı, Ebrar. Yeditepe University Anthropology Colloqium, Sosyal Antropoloji de Katılarak Gözlem: Moğolistan by Ebrar, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, October 26, 2004 Aydın, Suavi. Yeditepe University Anthropology Colloqium, Antropoloji de Metod ve Araştırma Sorunları (Methodology and Research Problems in Anthropology), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, March 14, 2006 Birkalan Gedik, Hande. Anthropology Colloqium, Metafor Olarak Antropoloji: Levi-Strauss Gezmeyi Bırakınca (An Anthropological Metaphor: When Levi-Strauss Stopped Travelling), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, April 18, 2006 Erkmen, Deniz. Cosmopolitanism: Flexible Identities, Flexible Markets, The Center for Global Studies Conference, Yıldız Technical University, November 14, 2012 Kitayama, Shinobu. Self As a Cultural Mode of Being, by Shinobu Kitayama, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, July 21, 2006 Kudat, Ayşe. Satılık Erkeklik (Maleness on Sale), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, March 20, 2007 Kutlu, Muhtar. Anthropology Colloqium, Etnografik Araştırmada Etnofotografik Perspektif (Ethnophotographic Perspective in ethnographic Research), by Doc. Dr. Muhtar Kutlu, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, March 28, 2006
5 Kuyucu, Tuna. From Sümerbank to Sümerpark, The Center for Global Studies Conference, Yıldız Technical University, December, 25, 2012 Özbudun, Sibel. Anthropology Colloqium, Antropoloji de Kuramlar: Bir Bakış (Theories in Anthropology: A Revision), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, March 21, 2006 Sirman, Nükhet. Temsiliyetteki Beden (The Body Represented), collaboration of IFEA and IDEMEC, French Cultural Institute, Istanbul, Aşkın Sahnelenmesi, French Consulate, Istanbul, June 10 11, 2005 Şeni, Nora. Hayırsever, Mesen ve Kültür Politikaları Türkiye , IFEA, French Palace - Istanbul, Giriş: Aydınlanma Hareketinin Ürünü olarak Hayırseverlik (An Introduction: Philantropical Activities Institutions as a Consequence of Enlightenment), French Consulate, Istanbul, April 3, 2006 Neyzi, Leyla. Workshop on Memory, Narrative and Human Rights, Sabanci University, Sabanci University Minerva Han, Karaköy, November 19, 2005 Yenal, Zafer and Polat, Tayfun, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Üçüncü Sivil Toplum Kuruluşları Sempozyumu, Tarih Vakfı Hikayemi Dinler misin?, Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul, May 26, 2005 Zeldin, Theodore, Workshop on Conversation, Communication and Personal Self, London, October 27 28, 2007 Courses / Conferences I Attended organized by the Association of Marketing and Public Opinion Survey: İş ve Endüstri Araştırmaları (Research on Companies and Industries, by Bülent Gündoğmuş from Yöntem Araştırma Danışmanlık Ltd, 1995 Reklam Etkinliğinin Ölçümü (The Evaluation of Efficiency of Advertisements), by Doç. Dr. Nükhet Vardar from Reklam Evi Y & R, 1995 Kurum Gözüyle Reklam Etkinlik Araştırmaları (Advertisement from the Institutional Perspective), by Oya Etlik from Yapı Kredi, 1995
6 Pazarlama Araştırmaları Sistemi (Marketing Research System), by Selim Erbay from Information Resources, 1995 Tüketici Paneli (Consumer Panel), by Hülya Arıkök from GFK Marketing Research Türkiye, 1995 Publications Levent Yuna, Melin. 21. Yüzyıl İstanbul unda Bir Kadınlık Hali: Toplumsal Bir Sembol Olarak Tango (One State of Womanhood in 21st Century Istanbul: Tango as A Symbol), in the Journal of Toplum ve Bilim, İletişim Yayınları, 2013 February Levent Yuna, Melin. (upcoming). Şehir Istanbul unda Orta-üst Sınıf Müzik Yapmanın Bir Yolu: Profesyonel Boş Zaman ve Sosyokültürel Kapital (One Way of Making an Upper-Middle Class Music: Professional Leisure and Socio-Cultural Capital), Bizans tan Günümüze Istanbul Musikileri, ed. by Prof. Dr. Feza Tansuğ, Istanbul: Literatür Publications Levent Yuna, Melin. Açılma-Görünmezlik: Eğitimli Yahudi Yetişkin Gençleri ve Ben lik (Opening- Invisibility: Educated Turkish Jewish Young Adults and Self), Kırkbudak Anatolian Belief Research, No. 12, 49-66, 2007 Levent Yuna, Melin. Bir Gezginin Gözünden, Bir Sosyoloğun Dilinden: Arjantin Tangosunun Değişen Anlamı ve Türkiye (From the Persepective of a Traveller, and a Sociologist: The Changing Meaning of Argentine Tango and Turkey). Toplumsal Tarih, July 2006, No. 151, 28-31, 2006 Levent Yuna, Melin. Bilgi Toplumunda Arjantin Tangosunun Anlamı ve Türkiye (The Social Meaning of Argentine Tango in An Information Society), Istanbul: Gözlem Sanatevi Newspaper, 2006 Levent Yuna, Melin. Building of A Sub-culture in Istanbul: Altered Silence of Female Experience in Argentine Tango, The conference on Body Represented, under the cooporation of IFEA and IDEMEC, French Cultural Institute, Istanbul, 2005 Areas of Research / Areas of Work: Sociology and Anthropology of Body Sociology and Anthropology of Dance Culture and Identity
7 Gender, Role, Identity Self, Self Narratives and Self Identity Identity of Etnic Minorities Sociology and Anthropology of Family, Kinship and Marriage Culture and Art Art of Dance - Work and Experiences Argentine Tango: Argentine Tango and Visit to City of Buenos Aires Argentina Due to my deep interest in the history, dance and culture of Argentinean Tango, I have visited the city of Buenos Aires three times to understand its dance, music and local culture. Organizations on Dance, Music and Culture I have worked in the establishment and in the organization commitee of Istanbul Tango Ritual (International Argentinean Tango Dance and Music Festival in Istanbul) in collaboration with Tarih Vakfı Darphane-i Amire to promote Istanbul as a historical city in Europe and tango dance and music culture in the city of Istanbul, which had been an important symbol of modernity of Turkey. The festival had 1000 participants from Turkey and from different parts of the world. The event was sponsored by Zorlu Holding, Vestel Elektronik, Rixos, Nestle Water, Doğa Çay, Yazgan Şarapları, Esef Pilsen. I organized tango dance workshops and performances with various instructors from Europe and Argentina I worked in the committee of instructors of the organization of Tangotours (Frankfurt) that promotes the Latin American culture in different parts of the world between I actively worked in the establishment of Etnik 34 Culture, Dance, Music and Organization in Istanbul, which promotes Spanish and Latin American culture. I actively worked in the establishment of Izmir Dance n Sport Dance and Organization in Izmir which promotes Argentinean culture in Izmir.
8 Some of the Art, Culture and Dance Classes that I Instructed , Regular classes in Istanbul and Izmir 2001 December, Tango Dance and Art workshop in Braunshweig - Germany 2002 April, Tango Dance and Music workshop in Istanbul 2002 August, Tango Dance and Art workshop in La Bastide South of France 2002 October, Tango Dance and Music classes in Espace Oxygen, Paris 2003 February, Tango Dance and Art workshop in Bologna - Italy April, Tango Dance and music workshop in Florance 2004 September, Tango Dance workshop in Istanbul 2004 October, Tango Dance and Music workshop in in Al Compas del Corazon, Brussels - Belgium 2003/2004 Autumn, Winter and Spring, Tango Dance and Music workshop in Izmir Dance Academy, Izmir Regular tango classes in Etnik 34, İstanbul 2004/2005 Winter and Spring, Tango Dance and Music workshop in, Izmir Dance N Sport, Izmir 2004/2005 Winter and Spring, Tango Dance and Music workshop in La Capital, Ankara 2005 January, Tango Dance workshop in La Zapada, Utrecht - Netherlands 2005 August, Tango Dance and Music workshop, Istanbul 2005 October, Tango Dance and Music workshop, Istanbul 2006 February, Tango Dance and Music workshop, La Capital, Ankara 2006 May, Tango Dance and Music workshop, Eskisehir 2009 January, regular Tango dance and music classes in Yogasala, Istanbul 2009 February, Tango Dance and Music workshop, Izmir Dance and Sport Izmir 2009 June, Tango Dance and Music workshop, ArtTango, Ankara 2009 December, Tango Dance workshop, ArtTango, Ankara 2010 February, Tango Dance and Music workshop, La Zapada, Utrecht Netherlands 2010 May, Tango Dance and Art workshop in Marmaris 2010 July, Tango Dance, Music and Art workshop in Bodrum 2011 February, Tango Dance, Music and Art workshop in Antalya 2012, May, Tango Dance, Music and Art workshop in İzmir Some of My Stage Performances as a Serious Hobby Tango performances in Istanbul, İzmir, Ankara, Bursa, Eskişehir, Adana, Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya, Brüksel, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Braunsweig. Tango Performances with Argentine Tango Orchestras (Color Tango, Quinteto Zarate, OkoTango, Sextetto Milonguero, Şirin Pancaroğlu Cafe-Tango Project, CellIstanbul Orchestra)
9 Flamenco Dance and Music I am a graduate of Flamenco Dance Department of Pera Fine Arts School. I studied and worked with various Spanish instructors for seven years I performed within their groups in Cemal Reşit Rey, AKM, Muammer Karaca Tiyatrosu ve Boğaziçi University.