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

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


Ph.D. Political Science (Summer 2017)

Northwestern University

Fields: International Relations (major), Political Theory (minor)

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


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.


Recent Awards

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 conference paper, International Studies Association (2014)                                              

Research Grants

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)



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)

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

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

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

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

British International Studies Association (2014, 2015, 2016)

Midwest Political Science Association (2013, 2014)

Social Science and History Association (2016)

Peace Science Society (International) (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)


Teaching Instructor

"Introduction to International Relations," Humboldt State University (2017)

"Global Governance," Humboldt State University (2017)

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

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

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

Teaching Certifications

Northwestern Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching (2016)

Northwestern Department of Political Science (2016)



Workshop on "Beyond the Ph.D." Northwestern Political Science Department (2017)

Workshop on "Dissertation Writing," Northwestern Political Science Department (2017)

Workshop on "R&R(&R&R&R): On Publishing," Comparative Historical Social Science, Northwestern University (2017)

Roundtable on "Navigating the Faculty-TA Relationship," Northwestern Political Science Department (2016)

Workshop on "Technology in Teaching: What Works, What Doesn't," Northwestern Political Science Department (2016)

Co-Founder and co-coordinator of Northwestern’s International Relations Working Group (2012 – 2015)

Member, Northwestern Political Science Teaching Committee (2015 – 2016)  


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

Discussant: International Studies Association, International Studies Association - Northeast, Northwestern International Relations Working Group, University of Chicago Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security [PIPES] (2010 - )

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 August 2017]