I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and a Presidential Fellow in the Transcultural Violence and Conflict Initiative at Georgia State University. I am a research assistant on five Minerva Research Grants (2017-present) and Facebook Phase Two Content Policy Research Award (2019-2020).
My primary area of research address how the social constructions of monetary economics in the media campaigns of violent extremist organizations work to disrupt the traditional norms of statehood. It also examines how violent extremist organizations manipulate institutions and resources such as monetary economics for state building purposes. My regional focus is the Middle East, specifically the Levant region.
The second part of my research agenda analyzes transnationalism of discourses of hate in the digital world; in order to understand the underlying mechanisms of such discourses disseminating beyond state borders, even in organizations that are highly nationalistic.
I completed my M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Economics at Cornell University.
You can reach me at aysedlokmanoglu [at] gmail [dot] com or alokmanoglu1 [at] gsu [dot] com.
Ayse is pronounced eye-SHAY
Languages: Native in Turkish & English, fluent in Arabic & Spanish and elementary in Italian
Extra-Curricular: Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance (2016)