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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Purdue University: 2018 –

Assistant Professor of Global Politics, Humboldt State University: 2017 – 2018


Ph.D. Political Science (2017)

Northwestern University

Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), James Mahoney, Mary Dietz, Bruce Carruthers

M.A. International Relations (2011)

University of Chicago

B.A. Political Science and Global Studies (2008)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


National Endowment for the Humanities (2021)

Summer Stipend [Less than 10% acceptance rate]

Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (2017)

School of Law, Department of History, and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future," declined

Andrew Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (2016)

Dissertation Completion Fellowship [one of four political scientists across all social sciences and humanities]


Srivastava, Swati. 2021. "Navigating NGO-Government Relations in Human Rights: New Archival Evidence from Amnesty International, 1961-1986." International Studies Quarterly.

Srivastava, Swati. 2020. "Corporate Responsibility." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.582

Srivastava, Swati. 2020. "Varieties of Social Construction." International Studies Review 22(3): 325-346. doi:10.1093/isr/viz003

*** Winner of the International Studies Association's Fred Hartmann Paper Award (2014)

Srivastava, Swati. 2013. “Assembling International Organizations.” Journal of International Organizations Studies 4(3): 73-85. 


Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics [Book manuscript under review]

*** Winner of the International Studies Association's Northeast Scholars' Circle award for promising first book manuscript in International Relations (2018)

Global Politics of Big Tech [Book manuscript in preparation]

*** Awarded 2021 NEH Summer Stipend


Srivastava, Swati. 2020. "Activist International Organizations and Private Partnerships in New Transnational Governance" [Book Review: Liliana Andonova's Governance Entrepreneurs]. International Studies Review doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa070

Srivastava, Swati. 2017. "W(h)ither Constructivism" in "Symposium: Seizing Constructivist Ground? Practice and Relational Theories." International Studies Quarterly, doi:10.7910/DVN/7HQWDJ Harvard Dataverse V2.

Srivastava, Swati. 2016. "When the Archives Are Silent: Implications of Biases in Archival Research for Representing Women in International History." International History and Politics Newsletter 2(1), American Political Science Association.


Srivastava, Swati. 2018. "FedExing National Security?" in Inkstick Media (foreign policy blog)


Northeast Scholars' Circle Award for promising first book manuscript, International Studies Association (2018)

Emerging Scholar in Grand Strategy, Notre Dame International Security Center (2017)

Course Design Award, Northwestern Searle Center for Learning & Teaching (2016)

R. Barry Farrell Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Northwestern University (2015)

Presidential Fellowship Department Nominee and University Finalist, Northwestern University (2015)

Fred Hartmann Award for best graduate student conference paper, International Studies AssociationNortheast (2014)

INTERNAL GRANTS                                     

Faculty Summer Grants, Purdue Research Foundation [summer salary] (2020)

ENGAGE Book Workshop Grant, competitive, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University [$10,000] (2018)

ASPIRE Research Enhancement Grants, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University [$17,000] (2018, 2019, 2020)

Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activity Faculty Grant, Humboldt State [2 undergrad research assistants] (2017)

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Humboldt State [7 undergrad research fellows] (2017)

Dissertation Research Grant, American Council of Learned Societies [$3,000] (2016)

Dissertation Research Grant, Buffett Institute for Global Studies [$10,000] (2015, 2016)

Graduate Research Grant, Northwestern University Graduate School [$3,000] (2015)

Summer Research Grant, Northwestern Department of Political Science ($3,000] (2012, 2014, 2015)



Talk, "Hybrid Global Governance: Examining Transnational Infusion of Organized Business within Multilateralism through the International Chamber of Commerce, 1919-2019" University of Cambridge, IR and History Seminar, May 11.

Talk, "Not Just a Social Network: Facebook's Private Global Governance," European Union Institute, The Digital Public Sphere Working Group, January 29.


Panelist, "Global Response to COVID-19 and Lessons Learned (So Far)," Purdue Policy Research Institute, Contemporary Matters Discussion Series, December 17.

Talk, "Corporate Surveillance in Google and Facebook's Algorithmic Empires," UNC Charlotte, Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence,* postponed due to covid-19

Workshop, The Political Economy of a Digital Double Movement: Beyond Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Authoritarianism, Georgetown University (Organized by Abraham Newman and Kate McNamara)

Workshop, The Commercial in/for IR: Authority and Legitimacy of Private Tech Companies, European Workshops in International Studies (Organized by Linda Monsees and Tobias Liebetrau)* postponed due to covid-19


Pre-Performance Lectures: Great Power and Resistance in 1984, Purdue Convocations and Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts, Purdue University

Scholars' Circle, States of Justice by Oumar Ba, International Studies Association—Northeast

Roundtable on “Doing Historical IR,” International Studies Association—Northeast

Book roundtable on The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work by Cara Daggett,  International Studies Association—Northeast

Talk, “Corporate Sovereign Responsibility,” ASPECT Working Paper Seminar, Virginia Tech

Talk, “Amnesty International and the Politics of Sovereign Independence,” Human Rights Lab, Purdue University


Panelist, "Power: Elections and the Tech Industry," Critical Data Studies Seminar, Purdue University

Scholars' Circle Honoree, "Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics," International Studies Association—Northeast

Roundtable on “What Is Desirable about Interdisciplinary Research in the Public/Private Politics Divide?” International Studies Association


Conference on "Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy," Notre Dame International Security Center

Colloquium on "Global Order: Same As it Ever Was?" International Organization/International Law Working Group, Northwestern University

Conference on "The Public-Private Divide in U.S. History," American Political History Institute, Boston University


Roundtable on "Power in World Politics," Peace Science Society (International)

Roundtable on "Playing the 'Woman Card' in International Relations," International Studies Association—Northeast



American Political Science Association (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

International Studies Association (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,* 2021)

International Studies Association—Northeast (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Law and Society Association (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Northwestern Comparative Historical Social Science Conference (2020*)

European International Studies Association Pan-European Conference (2018)

British International Studies Association (2014, 2015, 2016)

Midwest Political Science Association (2013, 2014)

Social Science and History Association (2016)

Peace Science Society (International) (2016)

American Political Science Association – Teaching & Learning Conference (2016)

International Organization/International Law Regional Colloquium (2015)

Northwestern/Columbia/Science Po/Max Plank Political Economy Conference (2016)


Purdue University, Political Science Research Workshop (2020, 2021)

University of Chicago, Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security [PIPES] (2010, 2011, 2013)

Aberystwyth-Lancaster Graduate Colloquium at the University of Warwick (2014)

Northwestern University, International Relations Student Working Group (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Studies Graduate Student Colloquium (2014)

Northwestern University, Comparative Historical Social Science Working Group (2012, 2017)  

Northwestern University, Political Science Global Politics Colloquium (2012)

*Cancelled due to covid-19


Big Data Programming in Python (2015)

London School of Economics Historical Methods Colloquium on History and Theory (2015)

Summer Institute for Conducting Archival Research (George Washington University) (2015)

Northwestern Comparative Historical Social Science Certificate (2013)

International Studies Association-Northeast Interpretive Methodologies Workshop (2012)


Purdue University

Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2019)

First-Year Seminar: Technology, Great Power, and Its Responsibilities (Spring 2019, Fall 2020)

Graduate Research Seminar: Global Nonstate Actors (Fall 2019, Spring 2021)

Graduate Proseminar in International Relations (Fall 2018)

Senior Seminar: Global Governance (Spring 2021)

Humboldt State University

Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Global Governance (Fall 2017)

Political Economy (Spring 2018)


Global Politics: Human Rights and Justice, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth (Summer 2016)

Contemporary Global Crises, Evanston Township High School, Northwestern University Partnership (Spring 2016)

U.S. Crisis Decision-Making, UCLA, Military Science Department (Spring 2008)

Teaching Certifications

Northwestern Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching (2016)

Northwestern Department of Political Science (2016)



Undergraduate Affairs Committee, Department of Political Science, Purdue University (2020-21)

Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Political Science, Purdue University (Fall 2019)

Graduate Professional Development Coordinator, Department of Political Science, Purdue University (Fall 2019)

International Relations Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Purdue University (2018 – 2019)

Director, Global Politics Research Fellowship, Department of Politics, Humboldt State (2017 – 2018)     


Steering Committee, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program, Purdue University (2019 – 2021)

Faculty fellow, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program, Purdue University (2018 – 2019)

Faculty advisor, Politics Club, Humboldt State (2017 – 2018)      

Participant, Student Success Summit: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and the Road to Equity, Humboldt State (2017)


Governing Council, International Studies Association - Northeast (2020 – 2022)

Reviewer: International Studies Review, Review of International Studies, International Theory, Routledge Books

Panel organizer: International Studies Association-Northeast (2020), International Studies Association (2015, 2016), British International Studies Association (2015), Law and Society Association (2016)

Discussant: American Political Science Association (2019), International Studies Association (2017, 2018, 2019), International Studies Association - Northeast (2017, 2018, 2019)

Public Engagement

Editorial Board Member, Inkstick Media (foreign policy podcast and blogs for the general public) (2017 - )


[Updated May 2021]