Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim graduated from Istanbul University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in English Literature.
She earned her master's degree in Gender Studies at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Deniz is a PhD Candidate (Fulbright PhD Fellow from 2014 to 2016) in the Comparative Literature program. Currently, she is working on the imaginative representations of violence, trauma, and survival in contemporary Anglophone and Turkish literatures. Her principal research and teaching areas include Anglophone literatures, the global Middle East, Middle Eastern Literatures, world literature, postcolonial studies. She works on trauma and memory studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, environmental humanities, and feminist new materialism. She is the author of Gaflet: Modern Türkçe Edebiyatın Cinsiyetçi Sinir Uçları (Co-authored and co-edited with Sema Kaygusuz).