I earned a PhD degree in Musicology/Sociology from Leeds Beckett University. I taught "Composition Techniques in 20th century", "Critical Perspectives in Musical Composition", "Introduction to Sociology", and "Social Thought in Movies" at various institutions and departments. I come from a computer science and engineering and historical musicology background.

My PhD thesis focused on the genealogy of death/doom metal music networks in northern England. I have previously worked on John Dowland's religious oeuvre and Elizabethan social structures in 17th century; and I have also written a dissertation on the ideas of death and suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music. My research interests include extreme metal cultures, gaming cultures, and sociology of scientific knowledge among others.

Academic Positions

  • 2018-2019Part-time Lecturer

    Sociology Department
    Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2016-2017Part-time Lecturer

    School of Film, Music, and Performing Arts
    Leeds Beckett University, UK

  • 2016-2017Research Assistant

    School of Sport and Leisure
    Leeds Beckett University, UK

  • 2012-2013Library Assistant

    Dr Erol Ucer Music Library
    Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Selected Publications and Talks

Here are a few of my publications and talks. Please visit my Humanities Commons profile for a more comprehensive list and open access versions.

List of Publications and Talks

'The Barghest o' Whitby': (A Genealogical Study of) Death/Doom Metal Music(al) Network in Northern England

PhD Thesis, Leeds Beckett University
Yavuz, M Selim.
Humanities Commons Open Access copy

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

Metal Music Studies 3 (2)
Yavuz, M Selim.
Humanities Commons Open Access copy

‘Humörets Bottenvåning’: Suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music

Presented at Extreme Music: Hearing and Nothingness, University of Southern Denmark 2 December 2016
Yavuz, M Selim.
Humanities Commons Open Access copy