Deniz Göktürk is Associate Professor in the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is one of the leading German-language researchers concerned with the complex of cinema and migration in general and the so-called “German-Turkish cinema” in particular. Since the 1990s, her papers on the subject have been essential stimuli in the debate, making both historical-genealogical and theoretical points.
Deniz Göktürk’s research areas also include media theory and history from early cinema to digital archives as well as regimes of mobility, multiculturalism and nationalism. She has published Künstler, Cowboys, Ingenieure: Kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Studien zu deutschen Amerika-Texten 1912-1920 (1998), The German Cinema Book (2002, co-edited with Tim Bergfelder and Erica Carter) and Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration (2011, co-edited with David Gramling, Anton Kaes and Andreas Langenohl), among others.