Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Dr. Danielle V. Schoon


Dr. Danielle V. Schoon

Lecturer at Ohio State University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture (NELC) and Department of Dance

2015 University of Arizona, Ph.D. Dual Degree in Anthropology and Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS), Dissertation: Becoming Roma: Gypsy Identity, Civic Engagement, and Urban Renewal in Turkey

2008 University of Arizona, M.A. in Near Eastern Studies

2002 UCLA, M.A. in World Arts and Cultures/Dance

Grants and Fellowships

AY 2017-2018, Ohio State University UCAT Lecturer Learning Community

Summer 2017 Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Konstanz University

2015 winner of the Anthropology and Environment Society's Next Generation Award

2014-2015 Award Finalist: The Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA)

2013-2014 Institute of Turkish Studies Dissertation Writing Grant

Academic Year 2011-2012 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (funded by The Mellon Foundation that year)

Summer 2010 Institute of Turkish Studies Summer Research Grant

Research in Turkey

2011- 2012 Dissertation Research in Turkey funded by Fulbright-Hays

Summer 2010 Preliminary Dissertation Research in Istanbul

Summer 2009 Harvard-Koç Summer Ottoman and Modern Turkish Language Institute

November 2008 U.S. Department of State and World Learning Foreign Policy Dialogue Among Emerging Leaders in Turkey and the U.S. in Istanbul, Ankara, and Diyarbakir

Summer 2006 Turkish Language and Culture Program at Boğaziçi University

Other Research

2004 Sevilla, Spain, research in Flamenco and Spanish language and culture

2000 New Caledonia, Pacific Arts Festival UCLA ethnographic video crew

Summer 1999 Kerala, India, University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Performing Arts Program

Research concentrations

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Turkish Studies
  • Performance Studies

Function within the Center

Visiting Scholar of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (June–July 2017)

Research project “Closing Doors, Opening Windows: Dislocated Roma (“Gypsies”) and the Politics of Openness in Turkey”

Selected Publications

Schoon, Danielle V. and Funda Oral. 2018. “The Role of Communities of Practice in Urban Rights Activism in Istanbul, Turkey.” Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck, eds. Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability. Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford (in preparation).

Schoon, Danielle V. 2018. “Between Global Solidarity and National Belonging: The Politics of Inclusion for Romanlar in Turkey.” In Renewing Research and Romani Activism, Eds. Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc. New York and 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.


e-mail schoon.2[at]osu.edu