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 Masters 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 a member of the international editorial board of Global Trends published by the Development and Peace Foundation in Bonn (https://www.sef-bonn.org/en/news.html). 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 featured in Theory Talks (http://www.theory-talks.org/) and has 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 on Indian Foreign Policy and India’s National Security respectively. Mallavarapu is also in the process of contributing chapters to the Sage Handbook of Global Political Science and the Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations Theory. He has mentored a number of doctoral theses and has contributed to International Relations curricula design. He 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 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)
Theory of International Relations
Culture, Norms and Identity in World Politics
Advanced Research Methods
Advanced International Relations Theory
Cognition and Politics
Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. Offered lectures in March 2016 on ‘Theorizing Security in Asia’.
Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, 27-30 September, 2016.
Kate Hamburger Senior Fellow (June to August 2013 and May to July 2014) at the Centre for Global Cooperation, Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Guest Scholar, German Development Institute, Bonn (21 June- 20 July 2010)