Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim
Deniz Gündoğan İbrişim is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) postdoctoral fellow at Sabancı University (SU Gender). She received her BA in English Literature from Istanbul University and her two master’s degree in Gender Studies from Istanbul University and Central
European University respectively. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from Washington University with her dissertation entitled, “Trauma, Survival and Survivance in Contemporary Anglophone and Turkish Literature: Materiality Beyond Mind.”
As a comparatist literary scholar, her research lies at the intersection of Anglophone postcolonial literature, Middle Eastern literature, cultural trauma and memory studies, and environmental humanities. Her research is also informed by gender and sexuality studies, narrative theory (feminist and queer narratology, eco-narratology), animism, and critical
posthumanism. Her teaching interests span from feminist literary studies to critical theory and the environmental humanities. Her research has been supported by the Cost Action Project, the Fulbright-IIE, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars, The Open Society Foundation, The Institute for World Literature (IWL), and several Washington University
fellowships. She is the co-author of Gaflet: Modern Türkçe Edebiyatın Cinsiyetçi Sinir Uçları (2019, Metis).
Gündoğan İbrişim’s work has appeared in journals such as European Review, The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Journal of World Literature, Birikim and Monograf as well as edited volumes including The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma; Animals, Plants and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film;
Subaltern Women’s Narratives; Mapping World Anglophone Studies; Bahçelerinde Yaz: Füruzan Edebiyatı Üzerine; Mesafeyi Aramak: 2010’lu Yılların Romanları Üzerine Yazılar. Currently, in addition to her MSCA fellowship at SU Gender, she serves as the official
Management Committee Member for Turkey of the Cost Action Project: CA20105 - Slow Memory: Transformative Practices for Times of Uneven and Accelerating Change (2021- 2025). She also acts as the Grant Writing Coordinator in this action.