Assistant Professor of Political Science, Purdue University: 2018 –

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

Doctoral Fellow, Andrew Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): 2016 – 2017


Ph.D. Political Science (2017)

Northwestern University

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

M.A. Political Science (2014)

Northwestern University

M.A. International Relations (2011)

University of Chicago

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

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


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. 2019. "Varieties of Social Construction." International Studies Review, doi:10.1093/isr/viz003

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

Book Manuscript

Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics [in preparation]

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

Academic Commentary

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. 2016. Book Review, Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs (Jennifer Rubenstein). Northwestern International Organization/International Law, Winter 2016.

Public Commentary

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


Recent Awards

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

ENGAGE Book Workshop Grant, competitive, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University (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)                                     

Research Grants

ASPIRE Research Enhancement Grants, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University [x2] (2018)

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)



Faculty panel on "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)

International Studies Association (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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

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

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)


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

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

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

Northwestern Political Science Global Politics Colloquium (2012)


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

Graduate Proseminar in International Relations (Fall 2018)

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)



International Relations Search Committee, Purdue University (2018 – 19)

Director, Global Politics Research Fellowship, Humboldt State, Politics (2017 – 18)     

Co-Founder and co-coordinator of Northwestern’s International Relations Working Group (2012 – 15)

Northwestern Political Science Teaching Committee (2015 – 16)  


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

Faculty advisor, Politics Club, Humboldt State (2017 – 18)      

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


Reviewer: Review of International Studies

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

Discussant: International Studies Association (2017, 2018), International Studies Association - Northeast (2017, 2018), University of Chicago Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security [PIPES] (2011)

Public Engagement

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

University Commencement Student Marshal, The Graduate School, Northwestern University (2017)


[Updated December 2018]