Çağdaş Dedeoğlu is a research associate of The Center for Critical Research on Religion. Previously, he worked as an assistant professor of political science and public administration at Istanbul Arel University and then as a research scholar at the University of Florida’s Department of Religion. Dedeoğlu’s research interests include political ecology of religion and science, secularism, critical thinking and sustainable security. His recent work centers around a research project exploring the relationship between religion and the alternative cosmologies. He is also interested in the theory and methodology of social scientific research about the relationship between religiosity and environmental behavior as well as the security outcomes of this relationship. These interests animate his involvement with other research organizations, including the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture and the Political Ecology Network. Alongside many publications, he published a book, The Nature of Security, the Security of Nature.
Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2018. “The Contribution of the Study of Religion and Nature to Adaptive Co-management in Polycentric Climate Governance,” INOGOV Working Paper Series [forthcoming].
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.
Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2017. Review of Azza Basarudin, Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2016, 330 pp., ISBN 978-0-295-99531-1. Religion and Gender 7(2): 262–264. doi: http://doi.org/10.18352/rg.10224
Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2017. Amin Saikal, Iran: At the Crossroads, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, 181 pp. £45.00 (hbk). Nations and Nationalism 23: 996–998. doi: 10.1111/nana.12335
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)
Ruggiero, V.R. 2017. Eleştirel Düşünme için Rehber (Beyond Feelings – A Guide for Critical Thinking). İstanbul: Alfa Yayınları (link)
Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2017. “Myth, Religion, and Science: Politics of Framing Anthropogenic Climate Change.” The Center for Critical Research on Religion Blog (link)
Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2017. “The Theory of Evolution and Monotheism in Turkey: A Political Ecology Debate.” The Center for Critical Research on Religion Blog (link)
Dedeoglu, C., (2016) “An Undisciplined Rationality”, ENTITLE Blog (link)
Dedeoglu, C., (2015) “Homo-Religiosus and the Banalization of the Ecological Crisis”, ENTITLE Blog (link)