Deniz joined the ECMPF in January 202 and manages the UNCOVERED Conference and #IJ4EU Impact Award. Previously, she worked as research associate at various interdisciplinary institutions in Leipzig. She is trained in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Boğaziçi and gained MA and doctorate degrees in American Studies at Leipzig University. Her dissertation focuses on spatialization processes as imagined in examples from the literature of the pre-Civil War Southern United States. She is the mother of two cats and enjoys writing and translating fiction as well as non-fiction.