MEHMET ALI UZELGUN. Has obtained his post-graduate degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies (2007) at Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey. He has completed his doctoral dissertation in Psychology (2014) at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal. He is currently an integrated member of Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, and an invited assistant professor at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Personal identification

Full name
Mehmet Ali Üzelgün

Citation names


Author identifiers

Ciência ID


  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mehmet_Ali_Uzelgun (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Other Social Sciences - Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
  • Social Sciences - Media and Communications - Media and Socio-cultural Communication
  • Social Sciences - Psychology


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Portuguese Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1)
Turkish (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
Social and Organizational Psychology (Doutoramento)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
"Science and rhetoric in a globalizing public sphere: Mediating systems of climate change knowledge and action" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Science and Technology (Policy) Studies (Mestrado)
Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey
"Expert Discourse on Turkish Climate Policy" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
3.36 /4.00
Department of Psychology (Licenciatura)
Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey
"The bachelor's degree in higher education system does not involve a thesis. My last "term paper" was entitled "Turks and Kurds: An Ingroup-Outgorup Comparison"" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2.83 /4.00


Host institution
2017/02/01 - 2019/07/30 Postdoc (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
2015/12/15 - 2016/06/15 Postdoc (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal
2014/06/01 - 2015/10/01 Researcher (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2019/10/01 - 2020/06/30 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi, Turkey
Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi, Turkey


Host institution
2006/06/01 - 2007/09/01 Environmental Information Programme Officer Bölgesel Çevre Merkezi, Turkey


Designation Funders
2021 - 2024/03/31 Climate Futures and Just Transformations: Young People's Narratives and Political Imaginaries
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2019 - 2019/07/31 Values in Argumentative Discourse
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
2017 - 2019/01/31 Ecological reasoning and decision making in innovation-oriented industry sectors at the periphery of Europe: Reconciling divergent values and interests
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
2015 - 2016/06/15 Social memory of water-related trades and practices: local knowledge and climate change adaptation
Post-doc Fellow
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Portugal


Designation Funders
2019 - Current European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal
European Cooperation in Science and Technology


  1. Castro, P.; ali Uzelgun, M.; Bertoldo, R.. Climate change activism between weak and strong environmentalism: Advocating social change with moderate argumentation strategies. 2016.
  2. Mehmet Ali Uzelgun; Ümit Sahin. Climate Change Communication in Turkey. Oxford University Press. 2016.
Book chapter
  1. ÜZELGÜN, MEHMET ALI. "Portrayals of Climate Change and Drought in the Politically Oriented Turkish Press: Socialist, Islamist, and Nationalist Accounts of Extreme Weather in 2007 and 2014.". In Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region.. 2021.
    In press
Conference paper
  1. ÜZELGÜN, MEHMET ALI. "What role does ethics play in the green business discourse? Some preliminary findings from the periphery of Europe.". Paper presented in International Symposium on Environment and Morals, Sarajevo, 2018.
Journal article
  1. ÜZELGÜN, MEHMET ALI. "Reception of climate activist messages by low-carbon transition actors: argument evasion in the carbon offsetting debate". Argumentation and Advocacy (2021): 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511431.2021.1971381.
  2. ÜZELGÜN, MEHMET ALI. "Argüman Analizinde Dört Yaklasim: Toulmin Modeli, Pragma-Diyalektik, Politik Söylem Analizi ve Argüman Kaynaklari Modelinin bir Karsilastirmasi". Connectist: Istanbul University Journal of Communication Sciences (2020): https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/1512182.
  3. Üzelgün, Mehmet Ali; Pereira, João Rui. "Beyond the co-production of technology and society: The discursive treatment of technology with regard to near-term and long-term environmental goals". Technology in Society 61 (2020): 101244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101244.
    Published • 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101244
  4. Lewinski, Marcin; Üzelgün, Mehmet Ali. "Environmental argumentation". Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 1 (2019): 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jaic.00004.int.
    Published • 10.1075/jaic.00004.int
  5. Rodrigues, Soledade; Lewinski, Marcin; Üzelgün, Mehmet Ali. "Environmental manifestoes: Argumentative strategies in the Ecomodernist Manifesto". Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 1 (2019): 12-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jaic.18036.rod.
  6. Uzelgun, M.A.; Lewinski, M.; Castro, P.. "Favorite Battlegrounds of Climate Action: Arguing About Scientific Consensus, Representing Science-Society Relations". Science Communication 38 6 (2016): 699-723. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85001975508&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. UZELGUN, MEHMET. "Managing disagreement through yes, but… constructions: An argumentative analysis". Discourse Studies (2015): http://dis.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/28/1461445615578965.abstract.
  8. Mehmet Ali Uzelgun; Paula Castro. "Climate Change in the Mainstream Turkish Press: Coverage Trends and Meaning Dimensions in the First Attention Cycle". Mass Communication and Society (2015): 150414041407005-150414041407005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2015.1027407.
  9. UZELGUN, MEHMET. "Sosyal temsil çalismalari için sistematik bir yöntem olarak argüman analizi". Psikoloji Çalismalari (2015): http://www.journals.istanbul.edu.tr/iupcd/article/view/5000179495.
  10. Mehmet Ali Uzelgun; Paula Castro. "The Voice of Science on Climate Change in the Mainstream Turkish Press". Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture (2014): 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2014.898674.
  1. UZELGUN, MEHMET. 2016. Iklim degisikligi ve medya.


  1. UZELGUN, MEHMET. Representing the End of the World: Climate Change as Science and Rhetoric in the Turkish Press.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/04 Contemporary incrementalism at work: How Portuguese low-carbon energy professionals negotiate long-term and short-term goals Reasons, Citizens and Institutions. International Conference on Argumentation and Public Policy
University of Wroclaw, CA17132 (Wroclaw, Poland)
2020/03 An extended practical reasoning approach to environmental discourse and policy: uses of the incrementalist governance agenda International Seminar on Environment and Society
Portuguese Association of Sociology (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/06 Objection from conscience: ethical appeal in parrhesiastic speech 3rd European Conference on Argumentation (ECA 2019)
University of Groningen (Groningen, Netherlands)
2018/07 Reception and rejection of complex argumentation: When one’s business practices are contested 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation
University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2018/02 Indicators of practical argumentation in ecological communication 2nd Argumentation and Language Conference
Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Lugano, Switzerland)
2017/11 Uses of argumentation in socio-political analyses
Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul, Turkey)
2017/10 Political uses and consequences of deep disagreements Media, Power and Identity: Discursive Strategies (JADIS VII)
University of Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2017/06 Clash of worldviews in a polarized disagreement network: A proposal for the analysis of deep disagreements. Values in Argumentation, Values of Argumentation Conference
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2017/02 Surviving deep disagreements: The responsibility of media in overcoming Turkey’s intensifying political polarization Turkey at Critical Crossroads: Dynamic Trajectories For Society, Politics And Culture
University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016/07 De-legitimizing contentious policies: Representation and argumentation in political debates The Good Society: Prospects for Reason, Communication and Well-being
International Society of Political Psychology (Warsaw, Poland)
2015/06 Dissociating between ‘is’ and ‘ought’: Recognizing and interpreting positions in climate change controversies 1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2013/08 How do non-governmental experts deal with different approaches in governing climate change? Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society 2013
British Psychological Society (Exeter, United Kingdom)
2013/06 Lidando com visões opostas sobre alterações climáticas no contexto do consenso científico Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia
University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2012/06 Between radical pursuits and moderate commitments: Cognitive polyphasia in the climate change debate 11th International Conference on Social Representations
University of Evora (Evora, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2017/05/04 - 2017/05/04 Workshop: Social Representations and Argumentation Half a day event with three presentations and a discussion session (2017/05/04 - 2017/05/04)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
2015/06/09 - 2015/06/12 1st European Conference on Argumentation International Scientific Conference (2015/06/09 - 2015/06/12)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Committee member

Activity description
Institution / Organization
2019 - Current European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Filosofia, Portugal

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019/06/24 - 2019/06/27 3rd European Conference on Argumentation University of Groningen

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/01/29 - Current Spring 2020 - Postgraduate Thesis Seminar Thesis Seminar (Doctor of Philosophy) Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi, Turkey
2020/01/29 - 2020/06 Spring 2020 - Language and Thinking Language and Thinking (Bachelor (1st cycle)) Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi, Turkey
2019/10/21 - 2020/01/19 Fall 2019 - Society, Ethics, Environment Society, Ethics, Environment (Master) Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi, Turkey
2018/02/01 - 2018/05/31 Spring 2018 - Metodologias de Investigação em Ciências da Comunicação Metodologias de Investigação em Ciências da Comunicação (Ensino básico 2º ciclo) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2018/05 - Current Environmental and Social Psychology (2424-7979) Whoice