Researcher

Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta

My Expertise

International Security, Food Security, Human Security, Critical Security Studies, South Asia, Indian Foreign Policy

Fields of Research (FoR)

International Relations, Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific

Biography

Monika Barthwal-Datta is Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research areas include critical security studies, securitization studies, strategic narratives, and foreign policy. Empirically, her research focus includes non-traditional security issues, particularly food security; non-state actors and regional security challenges in South Asia, and Indian foreign policy. Monika was...view more

Monika Barthwal-Datta is Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research areas include critical security studies, securitization studies, strategic narratives, and foreign policy. Empirically, her research focus includes non-traditional security issues, particularly food security; non-state actors and regional security challenges in South Asia, and Indian foreign policy. Monika was awarded her PhD by Royal Holloway College, University of London, and holds an MScEcon in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University. She also has a Master’s in International Journalism from Cardiff University, and has worked as a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC World Service Radio in London for several years. Monika is the author of Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications  (IISS and Routledge, 2014) and Understanding Security Practices in South Asia: Securitisation Theory and the role of non-state actors (Routledge, 2012).


My Qualifications

BA Hons (University of Delhi), MA (Cardiff University), MScEcon (Aberystwyth University), PhD (Royal Holloway, University of London)


My Awards

Dean's Award for Achievements by an Early Career Researcher, 2016


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

International Security

Critical Security Studies

Securitization Theory

Food Security

International Politics of South Asia

Strategic Narratives

Indian Foreign Policy

 


Currently supervising

Alexander Hynd - Middle Power Identity Formation and Hierarchy in the Asia Pacific.


My Engagement


My Teaching

Term 1
ARTS3819 Emerging Challenges in International Security

Term 3

 ARTS2813 International Security

ARTS1811 Contemporary Issues in Government and Global Politics

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Location

149 Morven Brown

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 0557
+61 (2) 9385 1040

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