Author profile: Tamara Trownsell, Amaya Querejazu Escobari, Giorgio Shani, Navnita Chadha Behera, Jarrad Reddekop and Arlene Tickner

Tamara Trownsell is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Her field research in development, conservation and culture in Ecuador led to her interest in the impact of Andean cosmovisions on the results of implemented projects. Since then, she has used Andean Philosophy to explore the implications of the typically embraced ontological suppositions about existence on how we understand conflict, peace, difference and international relations in the discipline.


Amaya Querejazu (PhD in Political Science) is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Latin American Studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. Her research interests include IR theories, political theory, Latin America, alternative knowledges and relationality.


Giorgio Shani is Chair of the Department of Politics and International Studies and Director of the Rotary Peace Center at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of Religion, Identity and Human Security (Routledge, 2014).


Navnita Chadha Behera is currently a Visiting Fulbright Fellow at George Washington University, Washington DC and Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. She is Vice-President-Elect for the International Studies Association (2019-2020). Her research interest include politics of knowledge production, the IR pedagogy, International Relations Theory, Knowledge Systems and the Global South and International Politics of South Asia specially issues of War, Conflict & Political Violence and the Kashmir Conflict.


Jarrad Reddekop is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, Canada. His research and writing is focused on understanding relationality as this is expressed through Amazonian Quichua thought and language. This aspect of his work is framed ethnographically and drawn from fieldwork in eastern Ecuador. A second major focus of Jarrad’s writing is concerned with drawing out some of the implications and consequences of this relational thought and ontology for the work of comparative philosophy and critical political, social, and cultural theory.


Arlene Tickner is professor of International Relations and Director of Research in the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at the Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. She is co-editor of the Worlding Beyond the West series for Routledge, has co-edited International Relations Scholarship Around the World (Routledge 2009), Thinking International Relations Differently (Routledge 2012), and Claiming the International (Routledge 2013).

Recrafting International Relations through Relationality

International Relations must be reconceptualised to prioritize the relations that constitute units rather than to proceed from the assumption that units are self-evident.

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