Monika Barthwal-Datta

Monika Barthwal-Datta is a Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research draws on critical approaches to security to analyse non-traditional security issues, particularly food security; emerging regional security challenges in South Asia, and Indian foreign policy. Prior to joining UNSW, Monika led a two-year MacArthur Foundation-funded research project on ‘Food Security in Asia: Strategic risks and mitigation’ at the University of Sydney. She was awarded her Ph.D. by Royal Holloway College, University of London, and 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).

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