Monika Barthwal Datta

Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta is Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, where her research and teaching focuses on critical approaches to security and non-traditional security issues. Monika is a co-founder of the Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) and a co-founder and Director of the School of Policy and Governance (SPG) India. 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 Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly (ISQ) and Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA).