Monika Barthwal-Datta

Senior Lecturer and Convenor, Master of International Relations (MIR)
Senior Lecturer

Monika Barthwal-Datta is a Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Monika’s research areas include critical security studies, human security, securitization studies and foreign policy. Empirically, her research focuses on non-traditional security issues, particularly food security; non-state actors and regional security challenges in South Asia, and Indian foreign policy.

Prior to joining UNSW, Monika led a two-year research project funded by the MacArthur Foundation on ‘Food Security in Asia: Strategic risks and mitigation’ at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney. She 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). She is also a Director of the School of Policy and Governance (SPG), India and a South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) committee member.

 

Publications

Books
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Barthwal-Datta M, 2014, Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications, Routledge, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, http://www.iiss.org/en/publications/adelphi/by%20year/2013-7c11/food-security-in-asia-d8fc#.Uw9BZ1KAQrA.twitter
2014
Barthwal-datta M, 2012, Understanding security practices in South Asia : securitization theory and the role of non-state actors, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203120682
2012
Book Chapters
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Barthwal-Datta M; Clapton W, 2016, 'Diplomacy Down-Under: Australia-India Relations under Modi’s Leadership', in Chowdhury Y; Chowdhury AD (ed.), Narendra Modi and the World: The Ring View Inside Out, pp. 152 - 158
2016
Barthwal-Datta M, 2014, 'Global Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding the World', in Steger M; Battersby P; Siracusa J (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, SAGE, pp. 885 - 901, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473906020.n50
2014
Barthwal-Datta M; Basu S, 2014, 'Land, Water and Food', in Shepherd LJ (ed.), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, edn. 2nd, Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 197 - 209, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415715218/
2014
Barthwal-datta M, 2009, 'India's Look East Policy: Challenges and Opportunities', in Bosold D; Brockmann K (ed.), Regional Leaders in the Global Security Arena: Interests, Strategies and Capabilities, edn. Original, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin, pp. 33 - 42
2009
Journal articles
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Barthwal-Datta M; Basu S, 2017, 'Reconceptualizing regional security in South Asia: A critical security approach', Security Dialogue, vol. 48, pp. 393 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010617717619
2017
Barthwal-Datta M, 2015, 'Strategic narratives and non-state actors', Critical Studies on Security, vol. 3, pp. 328 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2015.1103014
2015
Barthwal-datta M, 2009, 'Securitising without the State? A Case Study of Misgovernance as a Security Threat in Bangladesh', Review of International Studies, vol. 35, pp. 277 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0260210509008523
2009