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Courtesy EUME

Associate Professor of German, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2023


Ela Gezen is an associate professor of German at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work covers twentieth-century German and Turkish literature and culture, with a special focus on literatures of migration, minority discourses, historical and theoretical accounts of transnationalism, and literary and cultural theory. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Freie Universität Berlin, MA at Indiana University, and PhD at the University of Michigan. Gezen is author of Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception Adaptation, and Innovation after 1969 (Camden, 2018), and the co-editor of Minorities and Minority Discourse in Germany since 1990 (Berghahn, 2022) as well as of two special issues, Colloquia Germanica (“Transnational Hi/Stories: Turkish-German Texts and Contexts”) and the Jahrbuch Türkisch-deutsche Studien (“Turkish-German Studies: Past, Present, and Future”). Together with Ben Schoefield, she co-edits the book series Transnational Approaches to Culture DeGruyter). Her work has been supported by the Europe in the Middle East (EUME), among others.

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