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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ayse Lokmanoglu

Assistant Professor

Office: 417 Strode

Phone: 864-656-5383


Personal Website:

Educational Background

2021 Georgia State University Ph.D. Communication

2012 Harvard University M.A. Middle Eastern Studies

2009 Cornell University B.A. Economics and Near Eastern Studies

Courses Taught

Political Communication

Research Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Yang, F., Cai, M., Mortenson, C. M., Fakhari, H., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Hullman, J., Franconeri, S., Diakopoulos, N., Nisbet, E., & Kay, M. (2023) Swaying the Public? Impacts of Election Forecast Visualizations on Emotion, Trust, and Intention in the 2022 U.S. Midterms. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). Preprint *IEEE VIS23 Best Paper Award

Lokmanoglu, A., Nisbet, E.C., Osborne, M. T., Tien, J., Malloy, S., Cueva Chacón, L., Villa Turek, E., & Abhari, R.(2023). Social Media Sentiment about COVID-19 Vaccination Predicts Vaccine Acceptance Among Peruvian Social Media Users the Next Day. Vaccines.

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.

Veilleux-Lepage, Y., Phelan, A., Lokmanoglu, A.D. (2022). Gendered Radicalisation and “Everyday Practices”: An Analysis of Extreme Right and Islamic State Women-Only Forums. European Journal of International Security.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Book Chapters

Lokmanoglu, A., & Phelan, A. (2023). Monetary Economics, Illicit Economies and Legitimation: The Case of ISIS. In S. Maher & J. Cook (Eds.), The Rule is for None but Allah: Islamist Approaches to Governance. Hurst Publishers & Oxford University Press. Link

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.

Edited Journals/Symposiums

Demetriades, S. Z., Lokmanoglu, A., Walter, N. (Eds.) Health Communication for Displaces Populations [Special Issue]. International Journal of Communication (forthcoming January 2024).

Lokmanoglu, A.D., & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.), The (International) Politics of Content Takedowns: Theory, Practice, Ethics [Special Issue]. Policy & Internet (forthcoming September 2023).

Book Manuscripts in Progress

Conroy, M., Pruden, M. L., Stiverson, H., & Lokmanoglu, A. D. (Eds.). (2024). Banal Fascism Online: Weaponizing the “Everyday” for Extreme Ends. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

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


Lokmanoglu, Ayse D., Mowafak Allaham, Rod Abhari, Chloe Mortenson, and Esteban Villa?Turek. “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand (S)Words: Classification and Diffusion of Memes on a Partisan Media Platform.” London: Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), March 2023.

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

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.

Honors and Awards

- IEEE VIS 2023 Best Paper (2023)
- National Communication Association Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2022)
- Top Paper Award (Division) Division of Peace and Conflict Communication in National Communication Association (2021)

Fellowships & Affiliations
- Media Forensics Hub, Clemson University, Core Faculty (2023-present)
- Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) UNC (2023-2024)
- VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (NoE), Leadership Member (2022-present)
- Presidential Fellow Program in Transcultural Violence and Conflict Initiative Georgia State University (2017-2021) $22,000 per year for 4 years

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