Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya is Principal Research Associate and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project ARTEFACT as of March 2018, and founding director of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (GloKnoS) since September 2017.
Dr. Hamati-Ataya’s research lies at the intersection(s) of world politics, global/world history, social theory, natural and historical epistemology, and the anthropology, history, and sociology of knowledge, science, and technology. Her book Recovering Knowledge, currently in preparation, develops a naturalist and evolutionary theory of knowledge from a deep-historical and anthropological perspective informed by advances in the social and biological sciences. Her on-going project ARTEFACT aims to develop a novel understanding and theorisation of ‘the global’ by examining the constitution and transformation of global political structures from the anthropological perspective of humankind’s epistemic development. Taking as a case-study the emergence and diffusion of four major global agricultural revolutions from the Neolithic to the contemporary era, the project examines the patterns and pathways of socio-epistemic co-constitution and co-evolution that underscore the formation and transformation of increasingly inclusive world systems since human ‘pre-history’.
Prior to joining CRASSH Dr. Hamati-Ataya was a Marie Curie Fellow under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2013-17), Reader in International Politics at Aberystwyth University (2013-18), 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 holds a BA, MA, and PhD (Doctorat) in Political Science from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she completed her doctoral thesis in October 2006.
With Arlene B. Tickner and David L. Blaney, Dr. Hamati-Ataya is co-editor of the Routledge book series Worlding Beyond the West, which is uniquely dedicated to exploring issues of knowledge-production and knowledge-diffusion as they pertain to international and world politics as well as to the academic discipline of International Relations. She is also Advisory Editor for Interdisciplinary Science Reviews and a member of the Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective (SERRC). In the past years she has served as chair of the International Political Sociology section of the International Studies Association, as trustee of the British International Studies Association, and as member of the European International Studies Association’s Governing Council.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (in preparation). Recovering Knowledge.
Gofas, Andreas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf (eds.) (Forthcoming 2018) The Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. Sage.
Kaplan, Morton A. with Inanna Hamati-Ataya (2014) Transcending Postmodernism. Palgrave Macmillan.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (Forthcoming 2018) The "Vocation" Redux: A Post-Weberian Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge. Current Sociology.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2017) The Sociology of Knowledge as Post-Philosophical Epistemology: Out of IR's 'Socially Constructed' Idealism. [Open Access:] International Studies Review.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2016) IR, the University, and the (Re)Production of Order: Between Perversions of Agency and Duties of Subversion. In Félix Grenier and Jonas Hagmann (eds.) Forum: Sites of Knowledge (Re)production: Towards an Institutional Sociology of International Relations Scholarship. International Studies Review 18(2):366-378.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) Outline for a Reflexive Epistemology. Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 42(4):46-66.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) Transcending Objectivism, Subjectivism, and the Knowledge In-Between: The Subject in/of “Strong Reflexivity.” Review of International Studies 40(1): 153-175.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2012) IR Theory as International Practice/Agency: A Clinical-Cynical Bourdieusian Perspective. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 40(3):625-646.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2012) “Behavioralism,” in The International Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Robert A. Denemark and Renée Marlin-Bennett, published by the International Studies Association and Wiley-Blackwell.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2012) Beyond (Post)Positivism: The Missed Promises of Systemic Pragmatism. International Studies Quarterly 56(2):291-305.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2011) Contemporary “Dissidence” in American International Relations: The New Structure of Anti-Mainstream Scholarship? International Studies Perspectives 12(4):362-398.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2011) The “Problem of Values” and International Relations Scholarship: From Applied Reflexivity to Reflexivism. International Studies Review 13(2):259-287.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2010) Knowing and Judging in International Relations Theory: Realism and the Reflexive Challenge. Review of International Studies 36(4):1079-1101.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2010) Paths Not Taken: A Retrospective Systemic Reading of Post-Soviet International Alternatives. International Journal on World Peace 27(3):7-30.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2009) Faits et Valeurs en Théorie des Relations Internationales: Neutralité Axiologique, Science et Réflexivité. Dynamiques Internationales 1(1):1-19.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (Forthcoming 2018) Crafting the Reflexive Gaze: Knowledge of Knowledge in the Social Worlds of International Relations, in The Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf. Sage.
Gofas, Andreas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf (Forthcoming 2018) The Struggle for the Soul of International Relations: Fragments of a Collective Journey, in The Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf. Sage.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2016) IR Theory and the Question of Science, in International Relations Theory Today, 2nd edition, edited by Ken Booth and Toni Erskine, Polity Press, pp. 69-84.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna and Stephen Norrie (2015) From Social Epistemology to Reflexive Sociology, in The Future of Social Epistemology: A Collective Vision, edited by James Collier, Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 39-53.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) “Introduction: The Unknown Kaplan: Synoptic Knowledge After Postmodernism” in Morton A. Kaplan with Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Transcending Postmodernism, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-40.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2013) Worlding Beyond the Self? IR, the Subject, and the Cartesian Anxiety, in Claiming the International, edited by Arlene B. Tickner and David L. Blaney, New York: Routledge, pp. 27-44.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2017) “Georges Canguilhem” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by Bryan S. Turner et al., Wiley-Blackwell.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) “Epistemology” in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael T. Gibbons et al., Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1116-1126.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) “The French Enlightenment”, in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael T. Gibbons et al., Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1065-1070.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) “False Consciousness” in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael T. Gibbons et al., Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1225-1228.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2014) “Laicite” in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael T. Gibbons et al., Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 2037-2038.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2016) Bourdieu-in-the-Making: On the State and the Craft of Reflexive Sociology. Review of On the State. Lectures at the Collège de France 1989-1992 by Pierre Bourdieu. European Political Science. (online first)
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2012) 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. International Studies Review 14(2): 303-307.
Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2006) Review of The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations by Michael C. Williams. Millennium: Journal of International Studies 34(2):587-88.
Before Social Epistemology: On the Limited Efficacy of 'the Scandal' (2014) Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective (SERRC) -- Collective Vision.
Defining Theory Down (September 2013) Duck of Minerva & European Journal of International Relations -- 'End of IR Theory' Symposium.
Principal Research Associate / ERC Principal Investigator
March 2018 - Present