Swati Srivastava, Ph.D.


Purdue University

Country: United States (Indiana)

About Me:

Dr. Swati Srivastava is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, where she held affiliations with the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Legal Studies. Dr. Srivastava also holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, she was a doctoral fellow with the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Research Interests

International Law & Organization


Text as Data

Political Economy

Networks And Politics

Research Methods & Research Design

Multinational Corporations

Global Governance

Sovereignty And Statehood


My Research:

Dr. Srivastava researches global​ public-private power relations in security contractors, lobbyists, corporations, and NGOs. She has three ongoing research projects. One examines political power in Blackwater, the International Chamber of Commerce, and Amnesty International. Another investigates the English East India Company as a great power. Finally, her latest project explores global corporate power and political responsibility across the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr. Srivastava uses original archival data along with content analysis, comparative historical analysis, event history analysis, network analysis, and text-as-data approaches.