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About Ela Gezen

Ela Gezen received her MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University and her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st Century German literature and music, minority studies, cultural studies, transnationalism, exile studies, and cultural geography. She has published on Turkish-German artists Kemal Kurt, Islamic Force, and Tahsin Incirci. Currently she is investigating the intercultural exchange between Marxist intellectuals Bertolt Brecht and Nazim Hikmet.


Present Assistant Professor of German and Scandinavian Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Herter Hall 517
161 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-6678


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