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Ela Gezen

Ela Gezen

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fellow in Research Area 4: "Literary Currencies", May - June 2022

Ela Gezen is an Associate Professor of German at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her first book Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960 (Camden House, 2018), studies the significance of Bertolt Brecht for Turkish and Turkish German literature. Currently, she is working on her second book project, Cultures in Migration: Turkish Artistic Practices and Cultural-Political Interventions in West Berlin. She is the co-editor of two special journal issues exploring new directions in the field of Turkish German Studies, of one book on minority discourses in Germany, and she is also editor of a special issue on Aras Ören. In addition, she has published articles on music and literature, focusing on the intersection between aesthetics and politics in both Turkish and German contexts. Together with Dr. Ben Schoefield, she is the co-editor of the book series, Transnational Approaches to Culture, published with DeGruyter.