Department: Lauterpacht Centre
Professor Varadarajan is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University. She joined the SDSU faculty after receiving a PhD 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 legal-humanitarian world order.