Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Sutha Nadarajah

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies PGT Admissions Tutors (MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice) Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice Co-Director
MA, PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0)20 7898 4464
Support hours
Monday 1.30-2.30 pm online (via Skype)
Friday 3-4 pm on campus (C432)


Suthaharan Nadarajah is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations. His research interests are in International Relations theory, international security, and North-South relations, with a focus on contestations inhering in international interventions to secure peace, stability and global order. His current work focusses on international responses to mass atrocities in contexts of counter-insurgency and protracted ethno-political conflict, with empirical reference to Sri Lanka. He has written on liberal order, peacebuilding and securitised development, transnationalised armed conflict, and diasporas in the ‘War on Terror’. He has conducted donor-funded policy research on armed conflict, war-to-peace transitions, terrorism proscriptions, diasporas in peace and conflict dynamics, and donor-recipient dialogue for the Asia Foundation, Berghof Foundation, UK government, and the European Commission.

Previously, Sutha was a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex. He holds an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy and a PhD in International Studies from SOAS University of London. Before entering academia, Sutha worked in the corporate sector for ten years at Hewlett Packard, Accenture and Goldman Sachs.

Research interests

International Relations theory, international security; North-South relations; civil wars; mass atrocities and genocide; peace processes and peacebuilding; securitized development and counter-insurgency; diasporas; nationalism and liberalism;

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Mr Rashid Ansari The UK’s PREVENT Strategy and state relations with Muslim communities.
Mario Arulthas Transnationalism and the Tamils – Eelam Tamil politics in the post-LTTE context
Ms Leda Betti Making Cars, Remaking People: the Italian State and the Rescaling of
Class Relations in the Fiat-Chrysler Case
Sachiho Funabashi The Role of 'Peace' in the Foreign Policy of the UK and Japan: The Case of Afghanistan
Ms Stephanie Hale Global Elite Networks in World Politics
Pia Ljungman Making Money: Remodelling Europe The causes and consequences of the European sovereign debt crisis narrative
Shreya Mishra The Rise of India and China in the international order: Comparing their approaches to multilateralism and global governance.
Dani Solomon The ‘liberal international order’ in the mirror of China’s contestation


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