The Posthuman Lab's second project aims to understand proenvironmental behavior beyond dichotomies, such as religion/science, religious/secular, and human/nonhuman. The current geographical focus of our research is Turkey. Dr. Çağdaş Dedeoğlu and co-PI Dr. Bron Taylor aim to examine various characteristics and attributes that hinder or promote proenvironmental behavior in the country. We seek to better explain the complexity of the posthuman era based on our surveys with individuals having diverse demographic and socio-economic profiles. This study is also the first of its kind that employs a novel survey scale of posthuman ethics for ecology and technology.
Two researchers are working on the Beyond Dichotomies project.
This project is supported by the International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society.
Çağdaş Dedeoğlu, PhD (he/him) is a Professor of General Studies at Yorkville University. He is also a founding co-editor of the Journal of Posthumanism.
His other affiliations include University of Toronto’s STREET Lab, 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. 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 research centers around posthuman politics, ethics, and technology, with a particular emphasis on planetary security.