Dr Gozde Naiboglu

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Lecturer in Film StudiesGozde Naiboglu

Department: History of Art and Film

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2867

Email: gn63@leicester.ac.uk

Office: Room 1703, Attenborough Tower

Address: School of Arts, University of Leicester, University Road,Leicester, LE1 7RH

Office hours: Tuesday 12AM-1PM and Thursday 2-3PM (Autumn Semester 2019-20)

Personal details


I am a lecturer in Film Studies specializing in contemporary European art cinema and film theory. Prior to joining Leicester in 2016, I taught film, gender and media studies at the University of Manchester and University of Lincoln. My research interests span across the areas of contemporary screen cultures, film theory and philosophy, transnational art cinemas, contemporary German and Turkish-German cinemas, gender and sexuality studies, feminist materialisms and affect.

I am the Admissions Tutor for History of Art and Film at Leicester.


  • BA, Comparative Literature, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • MA, Film Studies, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD, German Studies, University of Manchester
  • Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy


BookPost-Unification Turkish German Cinema: Work, Globalisation and Politics Beyond Representation

Journal articles and interviews

  • ‘Towards an Archaeology of Reproduction: Gestures of Migrant Sex Work in Contemporary European Cinema’, Feminist Media Studies, 18.3 (2018)
  • A Room to Breathe in Between the Images: Interview with Aysun Bademsoy’, Studies in European Cinema, 11.2 (2014): 106-115. ISSN: 1741-1548
  • ‘Interview with Felicity Colman on Deleuze and Cinema: The Film Concepts (Berg, 2011)’, Actual/Virtual: Journal of Practical and Creative Philosophy, 13 (2011). ISSN: 1752-5654
  • ‘Sameness in Disguise of Difference: Gender and Identity in Fatih Akin’s Gegen die Wand and Auf der Anderen Seite’, German as a Foreign Language, Issue 3 (2010): 75-98. ISSN 1470 – 9570

Book Reviews

  • ‘Review of Turkish German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds and Screens ed. Hake and Mennel, Berghahn, 2012’ Screen, 56.2 (2015). ISSN 0036-9543
  • ‘Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent by Mary O’Brien. New York: Camden House, 2012’, Film Criticism, 37.3 (2013): 163-166. ISSN 0163-5069


My recent book Post-unification Turkish German Cinema: Work, Globalisation and Politics beyond Representation explores fiction and non-fiction films that deal with labour migration from Turkey to Germany. Engaging with materialist philosophies of process, it offers analyses of films by Thomas Arslan, Christian Petzold, Aysun Bademsoy, Seyhan Derin, Harun Farocki, Yüksel Yavuz and Feo Aladag. Shifting the focus from the longstanding concerns of cultural conflict, integration and identity, I demonstrate that these films offer new expressions of lived experience under late capitalism through themes of work, labour, social reproduction, unemployment and precarity. I argue that such a methodological shift can conjure up the political potential of affect in these films.

My current research focuses on contemporary screen depictions of the radical right in Europe, and constructions of masculinity and gendered subjectivity in transnational women’s cinema.


In 2019-20 I will be teaching and convening:

  • HA1202 Introduction to Film History II
  • HA2030/2330 Researching World Cinemas
  • HA2114 Realism and the Cinema
  • HA3447 Contemporary European Cinema
  • HA3433 Screen Affect

I also contribute to other modules including

  • HA1004 Studying Film
  • HA3401 Dissertation

I have previously taught on modules including

  • HA1200 Introduction to Film History
  • HA1115 Film and Art: The Academic Study and the Workplace
  • HA7201 Research Methods in Film Studies
  • HA3030 Women in Cinema


I would be interested in supervising postgraduate projects in the areas of:

  • Film theory and philosophy
  • European art cinema
  • Contemporary German and Turkish-German cinemas
  • Non-representational approaches to film and screen media
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • Questions of spectatorship, materiality and affect in cinema

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