Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim

Graduate Student
PhD Comparative Literature
Fulbright Scholar

Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters in 2001, with her BA in English Language and Literature. She completed her MA in Gender Studies at Istanbul University. She earned her second master’s degree in Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest (with distinction) in 2009.

Currently, Gundogan Ibrisim is a Fulbright scholar and a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature Department at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a graduate associate in Mellon Sawyer Seminar: “Grounding the Ecocritical: Materializing Wastelands and Living on in the Middle East.” In her dissertation, she works on ecologies of trauma and memory in Turkish and postcolonial Anglo-African literatures. Her research and areas of interest include contemporary Anglo-African literatures, postcolonial theory, modern Turkish literature, trauma and memory studies, posthumanism and feminist new materialism. Gundogan Ibrisim’s recent publication includes “Rethinking the Subject, Reimagining Worlds in Bilge Karasu’s A Long Day’s Evening and Sema Kaygusuz’s The Sultan and the Poet” in Animals, Plants, and Landscape: An Ecology of Turkish Literatureand Film edited by Hande Gürses and Irmak Ertuna-Howison (Routledge). Her chapter contribution entitled “New Materialism, Trauma Theory and the Subject” is forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma edited by Colin Davis and Hanna Meretoja. She is currently teaching contemporary literature and co-editing a collection on feminist literary criticism in Turkish literature (with Sema Kaygusuz).

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