BA Hons (University of Delhi), MA (Cardiff University), MScEcon (Aberystwyth University), PhD (Royal Holloway, University of London)
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).
Finalist, UNSW Scientia Education Academy Exemplary Teaching Practice Awards 2021, Categoary: Inspiring Students.
Dean's Award for Achievements by an Early Career Researcher, 2016
Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly
Director, School of Policy and Governance (SPG), India
Co-Chair, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women's Caucus
Committee Member, South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA)
My Research Supervision
Alexander Hynd - Middle Power Identity Formation and Hierarchy in the Asia Pacific.
Aalene Mahum Aneeq - From Citizens to Voters: Electoral Politics, Democratic Citizenship and State-Making in Pakistan, 1947-71
ARTS3819 Emerging Challenges in International Security
ARTS2813 International Security
ARTS1811 Contemporary Issues in Government and Global Politics