Siddharth Mallavarapu is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University. He holds PhD and MPhil degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has considerable research and teaching experience in the discipline of International Relations (IR) and takes a special interest in the evolution and instantiation of the discipline of International Relations in India. He has published widely and taught a vast array of courses both at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. He is currently co-series editor (along with Professor Himadeep Muppidi of Vassar College, NY and Professor Raymond Duvall of the University of Minnesota) of Critical Global Thought published by Oxford University Press. Mallavarapu has also been a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg, and a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. He has also served as an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) for a period of two years.
Mallavarapu has been interviewed on Theory Talks on February 9, 2014 (#63), and E-IR on May 27, 2018 and has also contributed to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is the author of Banning the Bomb: The Politics of Norm Creation, two co-edited anthologies on International Relations in India (with Kanti Bajpai), a co-edited book titled International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South (with B.S. Chimni), as well as assorted journal articles. He has contributed theoretical chapters to two Oxford Handbooks, one on Indian Foreign Policy (2015), and the other on India’s National Security (2018). Mallavarapu has also contributed chapters to The Sage Handbook of Political Science (2020) and the Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations Theory (2019). A recent piece of his has appeared in the Sage journal China Report (2020) and another has appeared in the journal Global Constitutionalism (2020) published by Cambridge University Press. He has mentored a number of doctoral theses and has contributed to International Relations curricula design. Mallavarapu is particularly invested in multi-disciplinary conversations with the allied social sciences, humanities and behavioural sciences. He has participated in several conferences both national and international. His most recent publication is a book chapter titled “Imperialism, International Law and War: Enduring Legacies and Curious Entanglements” that appeared in a co-edited book by Lothar Brock and Hendrik Simon titled The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present published by Oxford University Press in 2021.