Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya

BA, MA, PhD in Political Science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya


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Dr. Hamati-Ataya's research lies at the intersection(s) of world politics, global history, social theory, natural and historical epistemology, and the anthropology, history, and sociology of culture, knowledge, science, and technology. She is since 2013 a Marie Curie fellow under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme, and has recently been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant under the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme for her project ARTEFACT beginning in 2017.

Dr. Hamati-Ataya joined the Department in November 2013. She was previously Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield (2011-13), and Assistant Professor of Political and International Theory at the American University of Beirut (2007-11), where she also served as Head of the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration. She is currently co-editor of the Worlding Beyond the West Routledge book series, a member of the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, and a past chair of the International Political Sociology Section of the International Studies Association. She also served on the British International Studies Association's Executive Committee, and on the European International Studies Association's Governing Council.



PhD Supervision

From 2017 to 2022, Dr. Hamati-Ataya welcomes PhD projects that aim to investigate the co-constitution and co-evolution of epistemic and political structures and processes at the regional, international, and/or global levels, from Antiquity to the present. Inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to cultural diffusion and global connectivity at the intersections of the anthropology, history, and sociology of knowledge, culture, science, and technology are especially welcome.


SOCIO-UK-IR (2013-2017)

This is an EC-funded FP7 project (€ 100,000) that aims to investigate the macro- and micro-social factors and processes governing the production, organisation, transmission, and diffusion of knowledge pertaining to the international. The overall objective is to illuminate the material and ideational factors that shape scholarly standpoints and practice, and thereby advance a praxeological approach to epistemology. https://wissenssozio.net/socio-uk-ir/

ARTEFACT (2017-2022)

ARTEFACT is a 5-year project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Horizon 2020 Consolidator Grant (€ 1.43M). It adopts an anthropological approach to 'the global' by investigating the co-constitution and co-evolution of socio-political and epistemic structures and processes from Antiquity to the contemporary era, taking the emergence and diffusion of four major global agricultural revolutions as a case-study. https://wissenssozio.net/artefact/


The "Vocation" Redux: A Post-Weberian Perspective from the Sociology of KnowledgeHamati-Ataya, I. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Current Sociology.
The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of International RelationsGofas, A. (ed.), Hamati-Ataya, I. (ed.) & Onuf, N. (ed.) 2017 (Accepted/In press) SAGE Publications.
Crafting the Reflexive Gaze: Knowledge of Knowledge in the Social Worlds of International RelationsHamati-Ataya, I. 2017 (Accepted/In press) The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of International Relations. Gofas, A., Hamati-Ataya, I. & Onuf, N. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications
The Struggle for the Soul of International Relations: Fragments of a Collective JourneyHamati-Ataya, I., Gofas, A. & Onuf, N. 2017 (Accepted/In press) The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of International Relations. Gofas, A., Hamati-Ataya, I. & Onuf, N. (eds.). SAGE Publications
Georges CanguilhemHamati-Ataya, I. 2017 The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Turner, B. S., Kyung-Sup, C., Epstein, C. F., Kivisto, P., Ryan, J. M. & Outhwaite, W. (eds.). Wiley
Morton A. Kaplan: Transcending Postmodernism: In: A Tribute to Morton A. KaplanHamati-Ataya, I. 2017 In : International Journal on World Peace.34, 4, p. 15-18
The Sociology of Knowledge as Postphilosophical Epistemology: Out of IR's 'Socially Constructed' IdealismHamati-Ataya, I. 2017 In : International Studies Review.
IR, the University, and the (Re)Production of Order: Between Perversions of Agency and Duties of Subversion: (in Félix Grenier & Jonas Hagmann (eds.) Forum: Sites of Knowledge (Re)Production: Towards an Institutional Sociology of International Relations Scholarship.)Hamati-Ataya, I. 2016 In : International Studies Review.18, 2, p. 333-365
Bourdieu-in-the-Making: On the State and the Craft of Reflexive SociologyHamati-Ataya, I. 2016 In : European Political Science.
IR Theory and the Question of ScienceHamati-Ataya, I. 2016 International Relations Theory Today. Booth, K. & Erskine, T. (eds.). 2nd edition ed.Polity, p. 69-84
EpistemologyHamati-Ataya, I. 2015 The Encyclopedia of Political Thought.Wiley, p. 1116-112611 p.
The French EnlightenmentHamati-Ataya, I. 2015 The Encyclopedia of Political Thought.Wiley, p. 1065-10706 p.
False ConsciousnessHamati-Ataya, I. 2015 The Encyclopedia of Political Thought.Wiley, p. 1225-12284 p.
LaiciteHamati-Ataya, I. 2015 The Encyclopedia of Political Thought.Wiley, p. 2037-20382 p.
From Social Epistemology to Reflexive SociologyHamati-Ataya, I. & Norrie, S. 2015 The Future of Social Epistemology: A Collective Vision. Collier, J. H. (ed.). Rowman & Littlefield, p. 39-53 (Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society)
Before Social Epistemology: On the Limited Efficacy of ‘The Scandal’Hamati-Ataya, I. 2014 Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 3, 2, p. 44-485 p.
Transcending objectivism, subjectivism, and the knowledge in-between: the subject in/of 'strong reflexivity'Hamati-Ataya, I. 2014 In : Review of International Studies.40, 1, p. 153-17523 p.
Introduction: The Unknown Kaplan: Synoptic Knowledge After PostmodernismHamati-Ataya, I. 2014 Transcending Postmodernism. Kaplan, M. A. & Hamati-Ataya, I. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 1-40
Transcending PostmodernismKaplan, M. A. & Hamati-Ataya, I. 2014 Springer Nature. 240 p.
Outline for a Reflexive EpistemologyHamati-Ataya, I. 2014 In : Epistemology & Philosophy of Science.42, 4, p. 46-66
Reflectivity, Reflexivity, Reflexivism: IR's 'Reflexive Turn' - and BeyondHamati-Ataya, I. 2013 In : European Journal of International Relations.19, 4, p. 669-694
Defining Theory DownHamati-Ataya, I. 2013 Duck of Minerva
Worlding Beyond the Self? IR, the Subject, and the Cartesian AnxietyHamati-Ataya, I. 2013 Claiming the International. Tickner, A. B. & Blaney, D. L. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 27-44 (Worlding Beyond the West)
IR Theory as International Practice/Agency: A Clinical-Cynical Bourdieusian PerspectiveHamati-Ataya, I. 2012 In : Millennium: Journal of International Studies.40, 3, p. 625-646
Beyond (Post)Positivism: The Missed Promises of Systemic PragmatismHamati-Ataya, I. 2012 In : International Studies Quarterly.56, 2, p. 291-30515 p.
Neorealism Reconsidered: Human Nature or State Behavior? Review of Political Realism, Freud, and Human Nature in International Relations: The Resurrection of the Realist Man by Robert Schuett, and History and Neorealism, edited by Ernest R. May, Richard Rosecrance and Zara Steiner.Hamati-Ataya, I. 2012 In : International Studies Review.14, 2, p. 303-3075 p.
Contemporary 'Dissidence' in American International Relations: The New Structure of Anti-Mainstream Scholarship?Hamati-Ataya, I. 2011 In : International Studies Perspectives.12, 4, p. 362-39836 p.
The "Problem of Values" and International Relations Scholarship: From Applied Reflexivity to ReflexivismHamati-Ataya, I. 2011 In : International Studies Review.13, 2, p. 259-28729 p.
Knowing and Judging in International Relations Theory: Realism and the Reflexive ChallengeHamati-Ataya, I. 2010 In : Review of International Studies.36, 4, p. 1079-1101
Paths Not Taken: A Retrospective Systemic Reading of Post-Soviet International AlternativesHamati-Ataya, I. 2010 In : International Journal on World Peace.27, 3, p. 7-3024 p.
BehavioralismHamati-Ataya, I. 2010 The International Studies Encyclopedia. Denemark, R. A. (ed.). 1 ed.Wiley
Faits et valeurs en théorie des relations internationales: Neutralité axiologique, science et réflexivitéHamati-Ataya, I. 2009 In : Dynamiques Internationales.1, 1, p. 1-19
Review of The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations by Michael C. Williams.Hamati-Ataya, I. 2006 In : Millennium: Journal of International Studies.34, 2, p. 587-5882 p.