Aylin Bademsoy

Aylin Bademsoy

Assistant Professor of German
University of California, Davis
research interests:
  • Marxism
  • Ideology Critique
  • Feminist Theory
  • 19th and 20th Century German Literature
  • Late Ottoman/Turkish Literature
  • Film Theory

contact info:

mailing address:

    CB 1104
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Aylin Bademsoy’s research focuses on 19th and 20th century German and Turkish film and literature.

Professor Bademsoy's first book project engages with the entwinement of processes of modernization and racialization in German and Turkish cultural discourse. Drawing on a critical reading of social theorist and historian Moishe Postone, Modernity, Mobility, Capital examines the transition from pre-modern anti-Judaism to modern antisemitism and the emergence of the latter in the context of recuperative modernization in the periphery. 

She has also written about the ideological metamorphoses of capitalist patriarchies and the entanglement of völkisch racism and antisemitism in German colonial literature, and co-edited with Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher a volume of translated interviews of the Berlin school filmmaker Christian Petzold.