Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya
BA, MA, PhD in Political Science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
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.
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.
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 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/