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 the founder of The Posthuman Lab and founding co-editor of the Journal of Posthumanism. Currently, he teaches humanities and social science courses at Yorkville University. In addition, he is a researcher at the University of Toronto, where he works on a project at the intersection of technology, politics, and posthumanism. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Digital Life Institute's AI Implications Cluster (hosted by Ontario Tech University), Brock University’s Posthumanism Research Institute, and the US-based Center for Critical Research on Religion. His current research focuses on posthuman politics, ethics, and technology, with a particular emphasis on ecological transformation. 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.