Swati Srivastava is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University, where she held affiliations with the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Legal Studies. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Swati was a doctoral fellow with the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Swati researches global public and private power relations in security contractors, lobbyists, corporations, and NGOs.