Swati Srivastava

Swati Srivastava

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Assistant Professor // Cornerstone

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2258

Email: srivas70@purdue.edu

Phone: 765-496-0069



Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2017
M.A. University of Chicago, 2011
B.A. UCLA, 2008


Current CV




International Relations



Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program


Research Summary

Swati Srivastava’s research focuses on International Relations, especially how hybrid public and private relations produce power in global politics. She has three ongoing research projects. One examines sovereign power in security contractors, business associations, and NGOs. Another investigates the English East India Company as a great power. Finally, her latest project explores global corporate power and political responsibility. Her research has been funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.


Selected Publications

 Srivastava, Swati. Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics [Book manuscript in preparation].

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

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

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

Srivastava, Swati. 2013. "Assembling International Organizations." Journal of International Organizations Studies 4 (3): 72-84.


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