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: Thursday 3pm-4pm and Friday 1pm-2pm

Personal details


I received my MA in Film Studies from Anglia Ruskin University and my PhD in German from the University of Manchester. 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 cinemas, European cinema, contemporary German and Turkish-German cinemas, gender and sexuality studies, feminist materialisms and affect.


  • BA
  • MA, Film Studies, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD, German, University of Manchester


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 (2017)
  • 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 recent 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.

More broadly my research explores contemporary European art cinema; contemporary German and Turkish-German cinema; questions of representation, materiality and affect in film; labour and work in film; feminist theories of work.


  • Introduction to Film History
  • Contemporary European Cinema
  • Screen Affect
  • Researching World Cinemas


I am keen to supervise postgraduate students 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
  • Labour and work in film

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