Deniz Göktürk


73Deniz Göktürk was born in Istanbul, graduated from Deutsche Schule Istanbul, studied in Konstanz/Germany, Norwich/UK, and Freie Universität Berlin, where she earned her Ph.D. in 1995. She joined the German Department at Berkeley in fall 2001, after having taught at the University of Southampton/UK for six years. Her publications include a book on literary and cinematic imaginations of America in early twentieth-century German culture: Künstler, Cowboys, Ingenieure: Kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Studien zu deutschen Amerika-Texten 1912-1920 (1998) as well as seminal articles on migration, culture, and cinema. She co-edited an anthology of contemporary Turkish literature, Jedem Wort gehört ein Himmel(1991, with Zafer Senocak) and translated novels by Aras Ören and Bilge Karasu. She is co-editor of The German Cinema Book (published by the British Film Institute in 2002, co-edited with Tim Bergfelder and Erica Carter). Göktürk has been coordinator of the Multicultural Germany Project and has organized workshops and conferences such as “Rethinking Diversity in Europe and the USA” and “Goodbye Germany? Migration, Culture, and the Nation State.” Germany in Transit. Nation and Migration, 1955-2005, a co-edited sourcebook growing out of this project, was published in 2007 by University of California Press. An updated German edition Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration was published by Konstanz University Press in 2011. The co-edited volume Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe? (2010, in Turkish 2011), grew out of an interdisciplinary conference at Berkeley, assembling perspectives from urban studies, anthropology, film, literature, and media arts. She is one of the co-founders of TRANSIT, the electronic journal launched by the Berkeley German Department in September 2005.