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Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2017
M.A. University of Chicago, 2011
B.A. UCLA, 2008
Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program
Swati Srivastava’s research focuses on International Relations, especially private actors in global governance. She has three ongoing interests. One examines how sovereign power is exercised through nonstate actors such as charter companies, security contractors, business associations, and NGOs. The resulting book, "Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics," is under contract with Cambridge University Press. A second project explores the global politics of Big Tech and the related challenges of algorithmic governance. For this work, Professor Srivastava founded and directs an undergraduate research lab on Big Tech and Political Responsibility. Finally, she also theorizes relational approaches like constructivism and new kinds of responsibility. Professor Srivastava's research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.
Srivastava, Swati. Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics. Under contract. Cambridge University Press (U.K.), Cambridge Studies in International Relations series.
Srivastava, Swati. 2020. "Varieties of Social Construction." International Studies Review 22(3): 325-346. doi:10.1093/isr/viz003