Deniz Göktürk was born in Istanbul, graduated from Deutsche Schule Istanbul, and earned her Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1995. She joined the German Department at UC Berkeley in fall 2001 after having taught at the University of Southampton, UK for six years. Her publications include a book on literary and cinematic imaginations of America in early twentieth-century German culture – Künstler, Cowboys, Ingenieure: Kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Studien zu deutschen Amerika-Texten 1912-1920 (1998) – as well as seminal articles on migration, culture, and cinema. Additionally, she has co-edited an anthology of contemporary Turkish literature (Jedem Wort gehört ein Himmel (1991)) and translated novels by Aras Ören and Bilge Karasu. Germany in Transit. Nation and Migration, 1955-2005, a co-edited sourcebook growing out of her Multicultural Germany Project, was published in 2007 by University of California Press. An updated German edition Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration was published by Konstanz University Press in 2011. She is also one of the co-founders of TRANSIT, the electronic journal launched by Berkeley’s German Department in September 2005.