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The Posthuman Lab was founded by

Dr. Çağdaş Dedeoğlu in 2021.

Research in this lab is geared toward advancing posthumanist perspectives for onto-epistemic plurality. We seek to understand the world and the worlds beyond humanist, anthropocentric assumptions, and techno-capitalist utilitarianism. 

This aim is supported by three objectives:

1) undisciplined rationality, 

2) creative criticism, and

3) justice for all.

We welcome researchers who are interested in taking on new projects.

About: About


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Founder & Director

Çağdaş Dedeoğlu, PhD (he/him) is the founder of The Posthuman Lab and founding co-editor of the Journal of Posthumanism. Currently, he works as an Associate Faculty at Yorkville University's General Studies Program. In addition, he is an affiliated researcher at the University of Toronto's STREET Lab. 

He holds a PhD in political science and international relations (2015) and completed his postdoctoral studies in the field of religion and nature. Before moving to Canada, he worked as an assistant professor of political science in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida.

His current research focuses on posthuman politics, ethics, and technology, with a particular emphasis on planetary security.

His other affiliations include Ontario Tech University’s Digital Life Institute (AI Implications Cluster), Brock University’s Posthumanism Research Institute, and the US-based Center for Critical Research on Religion. He has been involved with grassroots ecological movements, as well as research organizations including the Political Ecology Network, the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and the International Research Network for the Study of Science & Belief in Society.

More information about his research and publications can be found on his website.

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