Çağdaş Dedeoğlu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Istanbul Arel University. He received his BA in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University (2008) and his MA in National and International Security Strategies, from the Institute of Strategic Researches under Turkish War Colleges Command with a thesis titled “Environmental Security in Turkey: the Example of Thrace” (2010) which eventually developed into a book. In 2015, he received his PhD from Istanbul University with a thesis titled “Political Ecology of Islam-Nature Relationship” after completing a research visit at the Department of Turkish Studies, Leiden University. He mainly focuses on the themes of political ecology of religion, critical thinking, and sustainable security. He is the member of International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture; the node of Political Ecology Network; and the official representative of European Consortium for Political Research. Being part of ecological resistance movements for a long time, Cagdas regularly writes on ecology-related issues for general audience publications.
Dedeoglu, C., (2017) “From Bergama to Gezi: The Political Ecology of Resistance in Turkey” [in progress].
Dedeoglu, C. (2017) “Thinking Environment and Security in the Anthropocene: Insights from Turkey” [in progress].
Dedeoglu, C., (2013) Guvenligin Dogasi Doganin Guvenligi (The Nature of Security, the Security of Nature), ISBN: 9786055218591, Istanbul: Paraf Yayinlari.
Dedeoglu, C., Aksakal, H., (2015) “The Contradictions of Erdoganism: Political Triumph vs. Socio-Cultural Failure”, in Theoretical and Practical Challenges of the Gezi Resistance. ISBN: 783944690346, Bremen: Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung in EHV Academicpress GmbH, 249-265.
Dedeoglu, C., (2013) K. (collective book against legal regulation of the government on abortion in Turkey), ISBN: 978-1605-4621-40-8, Ankara: Bencekitap Yayinlari, 103-105.
Dedeoglu, C., (2017) “Iran: At the Crossroads,” Nations and Nationalism, 23(4) [forthcoming].
Dedeoglu, C., (2013) “Kavramlar Hiyerarsisinden Siyrilabilmek: Cin Felsefesi Tarihi (Avoiding Conceptual Hierarchy: The History of Chinese Philosophy)”, Gelenekten Gelecege, 2.
Dedeoglu, C., (2017) “Political Ecology of Religiosity in Turkey”, International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC) 2017 Conference, the New School, New York, USA (accepted).
Dedeoglu, C., (2017) “Religiosity as an Obstacle against Polycentric Climate Governance in Turkey”, INOGOV International Spring School “Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action”, Open University, Netherlands (accepted).
Dedeoglu, C., (2016) “Re-Interpreting Human Experience in the Post-Secular Age”, A Postsecular Age? New Narratives of Religion, Science and Society, 2016 IRC Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
Dedeoglu, C., (2016) “Quest for an Undisciplined Rationality,” International Workshop of the European Network of Political Ecology – ‘Undisciplined Environments’, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dedeoglu, C., (2016) “Some Remarks on Islamic Environmental Ethics,” International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC) 2016 Conference, the University of Florida, Florida, USA.
Dedeoglu, C., (2015) “’Adam Gibi’ Bilgi Uretmek: Doga, Erkek-Insan ve Tahakkum” (Producing Knowledge ‘as a Man’: Nature, Man and Domination), Erkek(lik)ler Sempozyumu (Masculinities Symposium), Istanbul Arel University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dedeoglu, C., (2015) “Nature of Knowledge and Knowledge of Nature in Islam”, The Fifth Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, ISSN: 2187-476X, Osaka, Japan.
Dedeoglu, C., (2013) “From Radical Islamism to Radical Environmental Transformism”, POLITSCI’13 Conference Proceedings: New Opportunity and Impasses / Theorizing and Experiencing Politics, ISBN: 978-605-5120-74-0, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Translated Books (English-Turkish)
Dedeoglu, C., (2017) Duyguların Ötesinde: Elestirel Dusunme icin Rehber (Vincent Ryan Ruggiero’s Beyond Feelings – A Guide for Critical Thinking), Istanbul: Alfa Yayinlari [forthcoming].
Dedeoglu, C., (2016) “An Undisciplined Rationality”, ENTITLE Blog: http://entitleblog.org/2016/04/05/an-undisciplined-rationality/
Dedeoglu, C., (2015) “Homo-Religiosus and the Banalization of the Ecological Crisis”, ENTITLE Blog: http://entitleblog.org/2015/12/03/homo-religiosus-and-the-banalization-of-the-ecological-crisis/