Ayse Deniz Lokmanoglu

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive Room 1175
Evanston, IL, 60208, USA

ayse.lokmanoglu@northwestern.edu - +1-‪(224) 534-9617‬‬

Employment

2021- present Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Communication and Public Policy Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

Education

2017-2021 Ph.D., Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Chair: Carol Winkler Committee Members: Anthony Lemieux, Dror Walter, Timothy Barouch, Dan Altman
Dissertation: Imagined Economics: An Analysis of Non-state Actor Economic Messaging
National Communication Association Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

2010-2012 M.A., Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Advisor: Malika Zeghal
Thesis: The implications of the changes in elementary school religious education in Turkey between the years 1980-1989

2005-2009 B.A., Economics and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Grants, Awards & Fellowships

Awards

  1. National Communication Association Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2022)
  2. Top Paper Award (Division) Division of Peace and Conflict Communication in National Communication Association (2021)

External Grants

  1. “Meme Content Analysis: Classification and Diffusion of Memes in Fringe Social”, PI, The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), 6,000 GBP, (2022)
  2. “Mobilizing Media: A Deep and Comparative Analysis of Magazines, Music, and Videos in the Context of Terrorism”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, #FA9550-15-1-0373 PI: Dr. Anthony Lemieux, Georgia State University, Doctoral Research Assistant, 2,250,000 USD, (2017-2021).
  3. “Exploring the Internationalization of Extreme Right Public Spheres”, Facebook Phase Two Content Policy Research Award, PI: Dr. Dror Walter, Georgia State University and Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, Leiden University, Doctoral Research Assistant, 82,388 USD, (2020-2021).
  4. “The Jihadi Archive: A Database of Terrorist Tactics and Techniques”, Office of Naval Research Minerva Research Initiative, #N0001419SB001, PI: Dr. Mia Bloom, Georgia State University, Doctoral Research Assistant, 80,000 USD, (2019-2020).
  5. Preventing the Next Generation: Mapping Children’s Mobilization Into Violent Extremist Organizations”, Office of Naval Research Minerva Research Initiative, #N00001416-1-2693, PI: Dr. Mia Bloom, Georgia State University, Doctoral Research Assistant, 941,169 USD, (2017-2020).
  6. “Documenting the Virtual Caliphates”, Office of Naval Research Minerva Research Initiative, #N00001416-1-3174, PI: Dr. Mia Bloom, Georgia State University, Doctoral Research Assistant, 255,000 USD, (2017-2019).

Internal Grants

  1. “Using culturally-centered narratives to eliminate COVID-19 vaccination disparities among Congolese and Somalian refugees in the U.S”, co-PI, Delaney Family Foundation, 38,750 USD, (2022).

Fellowships

  1. Presidential Fellow Program in Transcultural Violence and Conflict Initiative Georgia State University (2017-2021) $22,000 per year for 4 years

Publications

Publication list also available in Google Scholar

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Lokmanoglu, A., Winkler, C., Al Mahmoud, M., McMinimy, K., & Kountz, K. (2022). Textual Messaging of ISIS’s al-Naba and the Context Drivers that Correspond to Strategic Changes. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. DOI Code

Veilleux-Lepage, Y., Phelan, A., Lokmanoglu, A.D. (accepted). Gendered Radicalisation and “Everyday Practices”: An Analysis of Extreme Right and Islamic State Women-Only Forums. European Journal of International Security. DOI Code

Ophir, Y., Pruden, M. L., Walter, D., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Tebaldi, C., & Wang, R. (2022). Weaponizing Reproduction Rights: A Mixed-Method Analysis of White Nationalists’ Discussion of Abortions Online. Information, Communication & Society. DOI

Walter, D., Ophir, Y., Lokmanoglu, A. D., & Pruden, M. L. (2022). Vaccine discourse in white nationalist online communication: A mixed-methods computational approach. Social Science & Medicine, 298, Article 114859. DOI

Ophir, Y., Walter, N., Walter, D., Velho, R. M., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Pruden, M. L., & Andrews, E. A. (2022). Vaccine Hesitancy Under the Magnifying Glass: A Systematic Review of the Uses and Misuses of an Increasingly Popular Construct. Health Communication, 1–15. DOI

Lokmanoglu, A. D., Winkler, C. K., McMinimy, K., & Almahmoud, M. (2022). ISIS Media and Troop Withdrawal Announcements: Visualizing Community and Resilience. International Journal of Communication, 16, 215–246. DOI

McMinimy, K., Winkler, C. K., Lokmanoglu, A. D., & Almahmoud, M. (2021). Censoring Extremism: Influence of Online Restriction on Official Media Products of ISIS. Terrorism and Political Violence, 1–17. DOI

Ophir, Y., Walter, D., Arnon, D., Lokmanoglu, A., Tizzoni, M., Carota, J., D’Antiga, L., & Nicastro, E. (2021). The Framing of COVID-19 in Italian Media and Its Relationship with Community Mobility: A Mixed-Method Approach. Journal of Health Communication, 26(3), 161–173. DOI

Lokmanoglu, A. (2020). Coin as Imagined Sovereignty: A Rhetorical Analysis of Coins as a Transhistorical Artifact and an Ideograph in Islamic State’s Communication. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 44(1), 1–22. DOI

Bloom, M., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2020). From Pawn to Knights: The Changing Role of Women’s Agency in Terrorism? Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1–16. DOI

Kaczkowski, W., Lokmanoglu, A., & Winkler, C. (2019). Definitions matter: A comparison of the global terrorism database and the U.S. governmental reports of terrorist incidents in Western Europe, 2002-2016. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 1–18. DOI

Book Chapters

Lokmanoglu, A. (forthcoming, 2023). Performative State building in the Digital World – ISIS and Monetary Economics. In C. Voyvodic & N. Stremlau (Eds.), Technology and Governance: Exploring Law and Innovation in the Absence of State Governance. Routledge.

Lokmanoglu, A., & Phelan, A. (forthcoming, 2022). Monetary Economics, Illicit Economies and Legitimation: The Case of ISIS. In S. Maher & J. Cook (Eds.), Islamist approaches to governance. Hurst Publishers & Oxford University Press.

Pruden, M., Lokmanoglu, A., Peterscheck, A., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (2022). Birds of a feather: A comparative analysis of white supremacist and violent male supremacist discourses. In B. Perry, J. Gruenwald, & R. Scrivens (Eds.), Far-right Extremism in North America. Palgrave.

Lokmanoglu, A., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (2020). Hatred, She Wrote: An Analysis of the Extreme Right and Islamic State Women’s Only Forum. In D. M. D. Silva & M. Deflem (Eds.), Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization (Vol. 25). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Bloom, M., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2020). Conducting Field Work in a Virtual Space, Exploring ISIS’ Encrypted Messaging on Telegram. In P. Krause & O. Szekely (Eds.), Stories from the Field A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science. Columbia University Press.

Winkler, C., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2019). Communicating Terrorism and Counterterrorism. In B. C. Taylor & H. Bean (Eds.), The Handbook of Communication and Security (First edition, pp. 381–398). Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles under Review

Lokmanoglu, A., Nisbet, E.C., Osborne, M. T., Tien, J., Malloy, S., Cueva Chacón, L., Villa Turek, E., Abhari, R. (under review). Social Media Amplification of Risk about COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Acceptance Among Peruvian Social Media Users: A Longitudinal Time Series Analysis. Telematics and Informatics Reports

Lokmanoglu, A. (under review) Righteous Currencies and Supremacy: The story of coins in Christian Nationalism and Salafi-Jihadism. New Media & Society

Book Manuscripts in Progress

Challenging Economic Communication: Economic Messaging of Non-State Actors, Book Proposal and Draft Manuscript

Book Review and Bibliographies

Teiner, D., Furlan, M., Lokmanoglu, A., & McDonald, B. (2021). Bibliography: Rebel Governance. Perspectives on Terrorism, 15(5), 145–165. Link

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Targeting top terrorists: Understanding leadership removal in counterterrorism strategy: by Bryan C Price, New York, Columbia University Press, 2019, 288 pp., $32 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-231-18823-4. South African Journal of International Affairs, 1–2. DOI

Policy Articles (Selected)

Ophir, Y., Pruden, M. L., Walter, D., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2022, July 20). White Nationalism, Stormfront, and the Extremist Politicisation of Science. Global Network on Extremism & Terrorism (GNET). Link

McMinimy, K., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2021, November 26). Censoring Extremism: Impact of Takedowns on Islamic State Visuals. Global Network on Extremism & Terrorism (GNET). Link

Criezis, M., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2020, November 13). Baghdadi Fan Mail. Global Network on Extremism & Terrorism (GNET). Link

Lokmanoglu, A. (2020, July 28). Islamic State’s coins and the power of imagined statehood. The ISIS Reader. Link

Allison, B. V., & Lokmanoglu, A. (2020, July 13). Why CHAZ/CHOP Failed. Inkstick. Link

Conference Presentations

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022). Constituting the Imagined Caliphate: Rhetorical and Computational Approaches to Explicating Non-State Actor Economic Messaging. Critical and Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, LA.

Lokmanoglu, A., Nisbet, E.C., Osborne, M. T., Tien, J., Malloy, S., Cueva Chacón, L., Villa Turek, E., & Abhari, R. (2022). Social Media Amplification of Risk about COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Acceptance Among Peruvian Social Media Users: A Longitudinal Time Series Analysis. Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, LA.

Nisbet, E., Lokmanoglu, A., Kamenchuk, O., Abhari, R. M., Villa Turek, E., Mortenson, C. R., Suresh, S., & Jenkin, S. (2022). How foreign propaganda claims penetrates American domestic partisan news: The case of Ukraine. International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, LA.

Saucier, C., Nisbet, E., Lokmanoglu, A., Bond, R., Dixon, G., Garrett, R. K., Hovick, S. H., Na. K., & Wegener, D., (2022). Of Two Minds? How Consistency and Belonging Bias the Need for Evidence about COVID-19. Political Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, LA.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022). Constituting the Imagined Caliphate: Rhetorical and Computational Approaches to Explicating Non-State Actor Economic Messaging. Broadening Our Approach: A Workshop on Comparative Political Communication, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022) Two and a Half Years Into the Pandemic: Extremist Decision-making and Communication During COVID-19 [Roundtable Participant]. International Studies Association, Nashville, TN.

Lokmanoglu, A., Winkler, C., Almahmoud, M. (2022). Merging Rhetorical Studies and Big Data to Better Understand Rhetorical Acts of Violence in ISIS Publications. International Studies Association, Nashville, TN.

McMinimy, K., Lokmanoglu, A. (2022). Censoring Extremism: Influence of Online Restriction on Official Media Products of ISIS. International Studies Association, Nashville, TN.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Performative Statehood in the Virtual World: The Family. Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), online.

Veilleux-Lepage, Y., Lokmanoglu, A., Phelan, A. (2021). Analysis of the Extreme Right and Islamic State Women’s Only Forum. Counterterrorism in a Global Perspective Virtual Workshop funded by Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

Pruden, M., Lokmanoglu, A., Petershcek, A., & Veilleux-LePage, Y. (2021) Birds of a Feather: A Comparative Analysis of White Supremacist and Violent Male Supremacist Discourses. Top Papers in Peace and Conflict Communication in National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Lokmanoglu, A., Walter, D., Pruden, M., Veilleux-Lepage, Y., & Goodwin, C. (2021). Ideologize Globally, Mobilize Locally: The Internationalization of Far-Right Online Discourse. International Communications Associations (ICA), online.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Monetary Economics as State Building – Non-State Actors Challenging International Financial Systems. International Studies Association, online.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Performative Governance in the Digital World – ISIS and Monetary Economics. Technology and Governance: Exploring Law and Innovation in the Absence of State Governance, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Law Faculty at the University of Oxford.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Monetary Economics as State-Building—ISIS and Performative Governance. The State in Flux Graduate Winter School Program, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies Doha Institute.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2020). Monetary Economics as State Building – ISIS Challenging Traditional Norms of Statehood. Islamist Rebel Governance Workshop, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.

Lokmanoglu, A., Walter, D., Veilleux-Lepage, Y., & Pruden, M. (2020). Exploring the Internationalization of Far-Right Movements. American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

Lokmanoglu, A., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (2020). Hatred, She Wrote: An Analysis of the Extreme Right and Islamic State Women’s Only Forum. International Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

Lokmanoglu, A. (2020). Statehood through social media? ISIS Videos on Legitimizing Statehood to the International World. International Studies Association (ISA), Honolulu, Hawaii (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

Lokmanoglu, A., Kaczkowski, W., & Winkler, C. (2019). Definitions Matter: A Comparison of Government and Media Databases on Terrorism. Society of Terrorism Research, Oslo, Norway.

Lokmanoglu, A., & Veilleux-Lepage, Y. (2019). Hatred, She Wrote: An Analysis of the Extreme Right and Islamic State Women’s Only Forum. Society of Terrorism Research, Oslo, Norway.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2018). Fatal Attraction: ISIS’s Media Strategy for Appealing and Recruiting Women. VOX-Pol Violent Extremism, Terrorism, and the Internet: Present and Future Trends Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2018). A textual and visual analysis of ISIS Media Channels for Women. Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), San Antonio, TX.

Invited Talks (Selected)

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022, November 7). Digital Activism In the Middle East. Lecture for HIST 3535: Youth Culture in MENA, Dr. Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Seton Hall University

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022, October 13). Conspiracies and Disinformation/Misinformation [Panel Participant]. Canadian Association for Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) Gala Conference

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022, May 13). Righteous Currencies in Extreme Ideologies: IS Coins, TrumpCoins and FREEdom Coins. Cryptocurrency and Societal Harm Symposium and Special Issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety, Stanford Internet Observatory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Lokmanoglu, A. (2022), Terrorism, Misinformation and Censorship. Lecture for DIPL6130 International Security, Dr. Joseph Huddleston, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021), Responsible Data Science Community of Practice [Panel Participant]. Fall Forum of Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), The Ohio State University (virtual)

Lokmanoglu, A. (2021). Women’s Changing Roles in Terrorism. Lecture for ATS1701 Terrorism and Political Violence (Undergraduate), Dr. Alexandra Phelan, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

R & Python Tutorials

R

LDA Topic Modeling in Arabic with Network Analysis GitHub

LDA Topic Modeling in Russian GitHub

LDA Topic Modeling in Spanish and English GitHub

LDA Topic Models with Statistical Analysis VAR, Beta Regression and OLS GitHub

Arabic and English OCR GitHub

Random Effects and Interaction Models in Panel Analysis GitHub

Python

How to iterate over outliers in BERTopic GitHub

How to create a classifier using BERTopic GitHub

ANTMN analysis on BERTopic GitHub

News Article Scraper GitHub

Teaching

Instructor

Northwestern University
Social Media Listening (Graduate Course), Summer 2023

IMSISS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Security and Intelligence
Social Media Analytics (Graduate Course), Spring 2023

2nd SocialComQuant Summer School on Computational Social Science
Methods for analyzing and modeling textual data (Graduate Course), Summer 2022

Georgia State University
Media, Culture and Society (Undergraduate Course), Spring 2020

Skills, Sofware & Languages

Research Methods - Automated Text Analysis, Topic Modeling, Word Embeddings, Machine Learning, Network Analysis, Content Analysis, Rhetorical Analysis, Statistical Modeling (including Time Series, Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Panel Data Analysis and Spatial Analysis)

Statistical Software - R Studio (advanced), Python (advanced), Gephi, MATLAB, SPSS (Data Entry & Statistical Analysis) and STATA

Languages
English (Native) - fluent
Turkish (Native) - fluent
Spanish - basic
Arabic (msa) - basic
Arabic (Levantine) - basic

Professional Affiliations & Service

Affiliations

  • Member, National Communication Association
  • Member, International Communication Association
  • Member, American Political Science Association
  • Member, International Studies Association
  • Member, Middle Eastern Studies Association
  • Member, Women in Data Science (WIDS) Chicago Chapter

Service to the University

  • Judge, Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Expo Judge
  • Vice President, Georgia State University Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) (2020-2021)
  • Treasurer, Georgia State University Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) (2019-2020)

Journal Reviews

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Communication
  • Reviewer, Studies of Conflict and Terrorism (Special Issue: Gender and Terrorism)
  • Reviewer, Perspectives of Terrorism
  • Reviewer, Journal of Peace Research
  • Reviewer, New Media & Society

Special Issue

  • Co-editor, Special Issue in The (International) Politics of Content Takedowns: Theory, Practice, Ethics, Policy & Internet (forthcoming September 2023)

Service to the Field

  • Mentor in Chicago Area Behavioral (CAB) Workshop, Northwestern University
  • Women in Data (WID) Science Competition Participant
  • Future Strategy Forum Graduate Student Cohort by The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Bridging the Gap Project (BtG) (2020)

Service to the Community

  • Volunteer, Mersin City Council Refugee Initiative, assistance including sanitary housing, refugee vaccination formulating educational plans for K-5, and fundraising (2012 – present).
  • Global Relations Forum (GIFGRF), Istanbul Turkey, GRF Young Professionals Program (2013-2014)
  • Admission Ambassador, Cornell University, Istanbul, Turkey (2009-present), Atlanta, GA, USA (2017-2021) & Chicago, IL, USA (2021-present)

Certificates

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA, 2022-2025
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis Using R, Instructor: Stephen Vaisey, Statistical Horizon, November 2021
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis Using SEM, Instructor: Paul Allison, Statistical Horizon, October 2021

References will be provided upon request


Last updated: November 2022