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Latha Varadarajan joined the SDSU faculty after receiving a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in January 2005. Her research is located at the intersection of international relations theory, international political economy, and international security. More specifically, her published work has focused on the politics of transnationalism (specifically state-diaspora relations); the connections between neoliberal economic restructuring and national security policies; the meaning and relevance of postcolonial struggles; and the debates surrounding the contemporary manifestations of imperialism. She is currently working on a book project that brings together her background in international law and international relations to discuss the contemporary development of a legal-humanitarian world order.
Varadarajan teaches courses on International Relations, International Political Economy, National Security and Nationalism both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- Imperialism Past and Present (co-authored with Emanuele Saccarelli), New York: Oxford University Press, 2015
- The Domestic Abroad: Diasporas in International Relations, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010
- “The trials of imperialism: Radhabinod Pal’s dissent at the Tokyo tribunal,” The European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 21 (4), December 2015, pp. 793-815
- “The transnationalism of the embattled state,” New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, Vol. 36 (3), 2014, pp. 366-386
- “Taking Milosevic Seriously: Imperialism, Law and the Politics of Global Justice,” International Relations, (Co-authored with Jonathan Graubart), Vol. 27(4), December 2013, pp. 439-460
- “Back to the Future: Historical materialism, diaspora politics and the limits of novelty,” Forum on Diaspora politics and IR, International Political Sociology, Vol. 6(1), March 2012, pp. 95-99
- “‘Mother India and her Children Abroad’: The role of the diaspora in India’s foreign Policy,” in C. Raja Mohan, Srinath Raghavan and David Malone, eds. The Oxford Handbook on India’s Foreign Policy, 2015, pp. 285-297
- “Diaspora Direct Investment and the ‘Growth Story’,” Himál: South Asian, Vol. 27(4), January 2015, pp. 52-67