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Deniz Gokturk

Deniz Gokturk

Professor Cultural and Media studies

With increasing destabilization in large parts of the world and mounting travel restrictions, migration has become the political fulcrum for modern democracy and right-wing nationalism. Any discussion on migration today will have to take into account inequity, detention, and barriers to mobility. What does the world look like if viewed through the lens of migration? Can migrants become natives over time? How are migrants framed and staged in moving images, and how do they participate in such acts? Where are the archives of transnational migration? What kinds of stories and knowledge for the future can border-crossing research open up? Born in Istanbul, Göktürk lived in Germany and Britain, before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2001. She is co-founder of the Multicultural Germany Project <https://mgp.berkeley.edu/> and concept coordinator of the electronic journal TRANSIT <https://transit.berkeley.edu/>

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