I am an Assistant Professor of Global Politics at California State University, Humboldt [Humboldt State]. Previously, I was an Andrew Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies doctoral fellow.


I research how public and private hybrid relations produce sovereign power in global politics through examining security contractors, business associations, NGOs, and charter companies.


I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, where I was also affiliated as a graduate fellow in the Center for Legal Studies and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.




Swati Srivastava