SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Professor Swati Parashar

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Swati Parashar
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Research Associate

Professor Swati Parashar
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Swati Parashar is Associate Professor in Peace and Development at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a Visiting Faculty at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. Her research engages with the intersections between feminism and postcolonialism, focused on conflict and development issues in South Asia. She is interested in gender and diplomacy, particularly in the discourse and implementation of 'global' norms such as the Women, Peace and Security agenda. She is the author of Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury (Routledge: London, 2014) and co-editor (with Ann Tickner and Jacqui True) of Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations (OUP: London, New York, 2018). She serves on the advisory boards of International Feminist Journal of Politics and Millennium: Journal of International Studies. With Marysia Zawleski, Cristina Masters and Shine Choi she is the coeditor of the Book Series, 'Creative Interventions in Global Politics' with Rowman and Littlefield. She has been an active member of ISA for over a decade, serving within its Governing Council as Chair of the Peace Studies Section, Member at Large of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section and Member of the Academic Freedom Committee.