Siddharth Mallavarapu is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University. He has considerable research and teaching experience in the discipline of International Relations (IR) and takes a special interest in the evolution and instantiation of the discipline of International Relations in India. He has published widely and taught a vast array of courses both at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. He is currently co-series editor (along with Professor Himadeep Muppidi of Vassar College, NY and Professor Raymond Duvall of the University of Minnesota) of Critical Global Thought published by Oxford University Press. Mallavarapu has also been a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg and a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris.He is an editorial board member from July 1, 2018 to December 1, 2021 for the journal Global Perspectives (specifically for the section on ‘Global Change and Sustainability Transformations: Technology-Society Interfaces’) published by the University of California Press. He has also served as an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) for a period of two years and also been a member of the editorial team of the journal Strategic Analysis and the Indian Journal of International Law.
Mallavarapu has been interviewed on Theory Talks on February 9, 2014 (#63), http://www.theory-talks.org/. and E-IR <https://www.e-ir.info/> on May 27, 2018 and has also contributed to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is the author of Banning the Bomb: The Politics of Norm Creation, two co-edited anthologies on International Relations in India (with Kanti Bajpai), a co-edited book titled International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South (with B.S.Chimni) as well as assorted journal articles. He has contributed theoretical chapters to two Oxford Handbooks, one on Indian Foreign Policy (2015) and the other on India’s National Security (2018). Mallavarapu has also contributed chapters to The Sage Handbook of Political Science (2020) and the Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations Theory (2019). A recent piece of his has appeared in the Sage journal China Report (2020) and another has appeared in the journal Global Constitutionalism (2020) published by Cambridge University Press. He has mentored a number of doctoral theses and has contributed to International Relations curricula design. Mallavarapu is particularly invested in multi-disciplinary conversations with the allied social sciences, humanities and behavioural sciences. He has participated in several conferences both national and international. His most recent publication is a book chapter titled 'Imperialism, International Law and War: Enduring Legacies and Curious Entanglements' that appeared in a co-edited book by Lothar Brock and Hendrik Simon titled The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present published by Oxford University Press in 2021.
His research interests encompass disciplinary histories of International Relations (IR) with a special focus on India; theories of IR especially vis-à-vis the global south; Asia in world affairs; global governance and institutional design; comparative political thought; cognition and IR; critical security studies; global intellectual history; world politics and literature; and heuristics in the social sciences.
Courses Taught (Selected)
Climate Change and Conflict
Cognition and World Politics
Theorizing International Relations
Comparative Political Theory
Graphic Novels and World Politics
Global History and International Relations
International Organizations and Global Governance
Bearing Witness: War Reportage and World Politics
Advanced Research Methods
Invited as Visiting Research Professor at the Wissenschaft Zentrum Berlin (WZB) from May 25th to July 5th, 2019.
Invited as editorial board member from 1 July 2018 to 31, December 2021 for the journal Global Perspectives (specifically for the section on ‘Global Change and Sustainability Transformations: Technology-Society Interfaces’) published by the University of California Press.
Invited as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Germany.
Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. Offered lectures in March 2016 on ‘Theorizing Security in Asia’.
Kate Hamburger Senior Fellow (June to August 2013 and May to July 2014) at the Centre for Global Cooperation, Duisburg-Essen, Germany.