Mehmet Ali Üzelgün

Postdoctoral Researcher, ArgLab, IFILNONA, FCSH-UNL

uzelgun@fsch.unl.pt

 

Academic Degrees

PhD in Psychology. University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, 2014.

Dissertation Title Science and Rhetoric in a Globalizing Public Sphere: Mediating systems of climate change knowledge and action.

Accessible at: https://repositorio.iscte-iul.pt/handle/10071/8839

MSc in Science and Technology Studies. Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2007

BA in Psychology. Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 1997

 

Research interests

Strategic Manoeuvring, Deep disagreements, Presuppositions, Media argumentation, Rhetoric and audience reception, Social representation, Ideology

 

Current research projects

Ecological reasoning and decision making (TUBITAK/0010/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Practical argumentation in the European energy and climate debates: Values, argumentative strategies, and discursive representations across Europe. Exploratory grant for international projects awarded by the FCSH (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) to Marcin Lewinski for the period September 2015 – February 2017

 

Latest publications (selected)

  • Uzelgun, M.A., Levinski, M., & Castro, P. (2016). Favorite battlegrounds of climate action: Arguing about scientific consensus, representing science-society relations. Science Communication, 38, 699-723.
  • Uzelgun, M.A. & Sahin, Ü. (2016). Climate change communication in Turkey. Climate Science: Oxford Research Encyclopedias. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.466
  • Uzelgun, M.A., & Castro, P. (2016). Dissociating between ‘is’ and ‘ought’:  Recognizing and interpreting positions in climate change controversies. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewinski (Eds.) Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation (pp. 985-998). London: College Publications.
  • Castro, P., Uzelgun. M. A., & Bertoldo, R. (2016). Climate change activism between weak and strong environmentalism: Advocating social change with moderate argumentation strategies. In. C. Howarth & E. Andreouli (Eds.) The Social Psychology of Everyday politics (pp. 170-188). London: Routledge
  • Uzelgun, M.A. (2015). Sosyal temsil çalısmaları için sistematik bir yontem olarak argüman analizi. Psikoloji Çalısmaları, 35, 71-90.
  • Uzelgun, M.A., Mohammed, D., Levinski, M., & Castro, P. (2015). Managing disagreement through yes, but… constructions: An argumentative analysis. Discourse Studies, 17, 467-484.
  • Uzelgun, M.A. & Castro, P. (2015). Climate change in the mainstream Turkish press: Coverage trends and meaning dimensions in the first attention cycle. Mass Communication and Society, 18, 730-752.
  • Uzelgun, M.A. & Castro, P. (2014). Voice of Science on Climate change in the Mainstream Turkish Press. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 8, 316-324.

 

Latest presentations (selected)

  • Uzelgun, M.A. (2017, February). Surviving deep disagreements: The responsibility of media in overcoming Turkey’s intensifying political polarization. Paper presented in Turkey At Critical Crossroads: Dynamic Trajectories For Society, Politics And Culture Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Castro, P. & Uzelgun, M.A. (2016, July). De-legitimizing contentious policies: Representation and argumentation in political debates. Panel organized at the International Society for Political Psychology Conference ‘The Good Society: Prospects for Reason, Communication and Well-being’ Warsaw, Poland.
  • Uzelgun, M.A., & Castro, P. (2015, June). Dissociating between ‘is’ and ‘ought’:  Recognizing and interpreting positions in climate change controversies. Paper presented in 1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action, Lisbon, Portugal.

Events

All Events

Assimakis Tseronis, 16 October 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multimodal Argumentation: Building Bridges between Argumentation…

October 16, 2017

Andrés Soria Ruiz, 13th October 2017, 11h

Talk by Andrés Soria Ruiz, Institut Nicod | Fr. 13.10.2017…

October 13, 2017

Andy Clark, 13th October 2017, 16:15.

Andy Clark on Expecting the World: Prediction, Action, and the…

October 13, 2017

Workshop on Legal evidence and argumentation

The workshop aims at exploring the notion of expert-based evidence…

October 11, 2017

RIP Seminar with Rob Clowes, 4th October 2017 at 16h.

Mind & Cognition RIP Seminar on Material Agency and Strong…

October 04, 2017

Marcin Lewiński, 2 October 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Disagreeing, misunderstanding and strawmanning"

October 02, 2017

Sérgio Mascarenhas, Trumping Truth, 16:00 Sala 606 Torre B

Value Seminar Talk by Sérgio Mascarenhas (CEDIS-FDUNL) on "Trumping Truth"

September 29, 2017

Anna Ciaunica, The Touched Self, 16:30 - 18:00

Mind & Cognition Seminar: The Touched Self: Proximal Intersubjectivity and…

September 19, 2017

Values in Argumentation – Values of Argumentation, 28-29 June 2017

International conference

June 28, 2017

Dima Mohammed, 30 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "The multiple issues in a public…

May 30, 2017

Marianne Doury, 16 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium} "The argumentative reference to the rule of…

May 16, 2017

David H. Zarefsky, Monday 8 May 2017, 12h

Public Lecture | "U.S. POLITICS, DEMOCRACY, AND ARGUMENTATION AFTER THE…

May 08, 2017

Henrike Jansen, 2 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Strategic manoeuvring in the judge’s argumentation…

May 02, 2017

Andrea Ruggeri, 18/20 April 2017, 10h

1st IFILNOVA Conference on Political and Moral Philosophy

April 18, 2017

Argumentation and energy policies: Theoretical considerations, empirical results

ArgLab International Workshop

March 30, 2017

Robert Clowes, 21 March 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium

March 21, 2017

Larry S. Temkin, 7 March 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Rethinking the Good—A Small Taste"

March 07, 2017

Institutions

IFIL FCSH/NOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT