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Yeşim Tonga Uriarte



Yesim is an Assistant Professor of Organization Studies at the LYNX Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of Images, Contexts, Cultural Heritage Research Unit. Her research projects include "L'Italia a Nuvolette – Indagine sulla filiera del fumetto italiana", “In search of unity in diversity: Organizational solutions and new cultural offers for the museum network of the province of Lucca – SOOCult”, and “Direct and Indirect Impacts of Lucca Comics & Games”. She was also awarded research grants, such as Cultural and Creative Spillovers Project, a European partnership for testing innovative methods to evaluate cultural and creative spillovers.

Yesim obtained her PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from the IMT Lucca and holds a MA degree in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education (Maastricht University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Bogazici University). She has worked in various cultural institutions, such as Europa Nostra Istanbul Office and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and is a founding member of Europa Nostra – Turkey. Her main research interests cover project-based cultural organizations, creative careers and work dynamics, and impacts of cultural policies and temporary events.