Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Social Theory: Sociological Imaginations, Self and Society, Global and World-Historical Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Social Movements, Utopias
PhD, SUNY Binghamton
Professional Publications & Contributions
Click here to access recent editions of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. The contents are available in hard copy and freely online in PDF format. In addition, Human Architecture is indexed in the Sociological Abstracts and is complied in EBSCO's SocINDEX with Full-Text, and ProQuest's "Social Science Journals" full-text database.
2012. “Beyond Islamophobia and Islamophilia as Western Epistemic Racisms: Revisiting the Runnymede Trust’s Definition in a World-History Context.” Islamophobia Studies Journal (Center for Race & Gender, U.C. Berkeley), I, 1 (Inaugural Issue): 54-81.
2011. “The Simultaneity of Self- and Global Transformations: Bridging with Anzaldúa’s Liberating Vision.” Pp. 218-225 in Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own. Co-edited by AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López. Texas: University of Texas Press.
2010. “Decolonizing Selves: The Subtler Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldúa.” Pp. 117–147 in Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy edited by Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield).
2009. Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2009. “Utopystics and the Asiatic Modes of Liberation: Gurdjieffian Contributions to the Sociological Imaginations of Inner and Global World-Systems.” In The Rise of Asia and the Transformation of the World-System, edited by Ganesh K. Trichur. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
2009. “Rethinking Diversity Amid Pedagogical Flexibility: Fostering the Scholarships of Learning and Teaching of the Sociological Imagination.” In Making Connections: Self-Study & Social Change, co-edited by Kathleen Pithouse (McGill), Claudia Michell (McGill), and Lebo Moletsane (South African Human Sciences Research Council). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
2007/2009. Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. First edition, 2007, hardcover, 336 pages, includes 21 figures and a substantial methodological appendix. (Soft cover edition, released on Sept. 2009.)
2008. “From Utopistics to Utopystics: Integrative Reflections on Potential Contributions of Mysticism to World-Systems Analyses and Praxes of Historical Alternatives.” Pp. 202-219 in Islam and the Orientalist World-System, co-edited by Khaldoun Samman and Mazhar Al-Zo’by. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
2008. “’I Change Myself, I Change the World’: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.” Humanity & Society, v. 32, n. 4, 311-335.
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Tamdgidi's current research and teaching in liberating social theory are framed by an interest in understanding how personal self-knowledges and world-historical social structures constitute one another. This is pursued via critical comparative/integrative explorations of utopian, mystical, and scientific (utopystic) discourses and practices. Tamdgidi is actively involved in editing Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-knowledge published by the Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science, which he initiated in 2002. He has been a co-founder, principal organizer, and the proceedings editor of the Social Theory Forum conference series at UMass Boston.