Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies. Lokmanoglu earned her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. She earned a B.A. in Economics and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.
Areas of Concentration: Political Communication, Violent Extremism & State Building
Dissertation: Monetary Economics as State Building – Non-State Actor Propaganda Challenging Traditional Norms of Statehood
Ayse Lokmanoglu has conducted research in numerous regions, including: Ankara, Istanbul, Mersin and Izmir, Turkey. Her research includes frequent visits to Non-Camp Refugee Living Sites to carry out aid work and interviews with local non-governmental organizations.
Lokmanoglu, Ayse. (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 and
Terrorism, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2020.1793458
Bloom, Mia, and Ayse Lokmanoglu. (2020) “From Pawn to Knights: The Changing Role of Women’s Agency in Terrorism?” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, no. Special Issue “Gender, Women and Terrorism” DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2020.1759263
Kaczkowski, Wojciech, Ayse Lokmanoglu, and Carol Winkler. (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: 10.1080/09557571.2019.1705246
Lokmanoglu, Ayse, and Yannick Veilleux-Lepage. (2020) “Hatred, She Wrote: An Analysis of the Extreme Right and Islamic State Women’s Only Forum.” In Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization, edited by Derek M.D. Silva and Mathieu Deflem, Vol. 25. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Bloom, Mia, and Ayse Lokmanoglu. (2020) “Conducting Field Work in a Virtual Space, Exploring ISIS’
Encrypted Messaging on Telegram.” (2020) In Stories from the Field A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science, edited by Peter Krause and Ora Szekely. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Winkler, Carol, and Ayse Lokmanoglu. (2019) “Communicating Terrorism and Counterterrorism.” In the Handbook of Communication and Security, edited by Bryan C. Taylor and Hamilton Bean, First edition., 381–98. International Communication Association (Ica) Handbook Series. New York, NY: Routledge.
Opinion and Commentary (Selected)
Lokmanoglu, Ayse. “Islamic State’s Coins and the Power of Imagined Statehood.” The ISIS Reader (blog). http://theisisreader.com/islamic-states-coins-and-the-power-of-imagined-statehood/ 28 July, 2020.
Allison, Benjamin V, and Ayse Lokmanoglu. “Why CHAZ/CHOP Failed.” Inkstick. https://inkstickmedia.com/why-chaz-chop-failed/ 13 July, 2020.
“A textual and visual analysis of ISIS Media Channels for Women” Paper Presentation Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) 2018 Annual Conference, San Antonio TX, USA, November 2018.
“Fatal Attraction: ISIS’s Media Strategy for Appealing and Recruiting Women” Paper Presentation VOX-Pol Violent Extremism, Terrorism, and the Internet: Present and Future Trends Conference, Amsterdam Netherlands, August 2018.