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Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Dr. Ritu Mathur has been nominated twice for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2012 and 2014) for outstanding research contributions in the field of International Relations and security studies.
 

Degrees

2004 – 2012  Ph.D Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
• International Relations (Major), Political Theory (Minor)
• Dissertation Title: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Humanitarian Practices of Arms Control and Disarmament
• Supervisory Committee: Dr. David Mutimer, Dr. Shannon Bell, Dr. Elizabeth Dauphinee
• External Examiner: Dr. Keith Krause

1999-2001 M.Phil. Disarmament Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
• Thesis Title: The Politics of Theater Missile Defence in East Asia
• Supervisor: Dr. Kanti P. Bajpai

1997-1999 M.A. Politics (specialization in International Relations), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India,

1994-1997 B.A. (Honours) Political Science, University of Kolkata, India

Recent Courses

POL    2603.001  International Politics
GLA    2603.001  Intro Global Affairs Studies
GLA    3233.001  Theories of Int'l Justice

Recent Publications

Publications

 

Books

 

Ritu Mathur,  Red Cross Interventions in Weapons Control, (New York: Lexington Press, 2017) forthcoming

 

Ritu Mathur and Runa Das, (eds.), Special Issue: Global South and Agenda Setting in Arms Control from a Postcolonial Perspective, Asian Journal of Political Science, (forthcoming 2017)

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Research Article, ‘Sly Civility in the Nuclear Order: A Post Colonial Critique,’, Critical Studies on Security, Vol.2, No.1, 2016, pp. 57-72

           http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21624887.2015.1106428

 

 

Research Article, ‘ Excitable Speech and the Politics of the Womb: Wake Up Grrrl!’, The Postcolonialist, Vol.3, No.1, 2015.

           http://postcolonialist.com/global-perspectives/excitable-speech-politics-womb- wake-grrrl/

 

Research Article, “ ‘West & the Rest’ a Civilizational Mantra  in Arms Control & Disarmament,” Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.35, No.3, 2014, pp.332-355 (Nominated for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2014) for outstanding article, by Contemporary Security Policy) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13523260.2014.960164

 

 

Research Article, “Spectacle of Indian Elections and the West”, The Postcolonialist, Academic Dispatch, Advance Release May 18, 2014  to be released in the forthcoming issue, Vol. 2, No.2. http://postcolonialist.com/academic-dispatches/spectacle-indian-elections-west/

 

Research Article, “ Practices of Legalization in Arms Control & Disarmament”, Contemporary Security Policy, Vo.33, No.3, 2012, pp. 1-24 (Nominated for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2012) for outstanding article, by Contemporary Security Policy) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13523260.2012.727678

 

 

Research Article, “Humanitarian Practices of Arms Control & Disarmament”, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.32, No.1, 2011, pp.176-192 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13523260.2011.556859

 

 

Research Article “Theatre Missile Defence (TMD) in the Asia-Pacific: A View from China”, Strategic Analysis, Vol. 24, No.8, November 2000, pp.1445-1455.

            http://www.idsa-india.org/an-nov-00-4.html

 

 

Book Chapters

 

‘Resistance to a Worldview,’ in  Madeline Carr, J. P. Singh and Rene- Marline Bennett (eds.), Science, Technology & Art in International Relations, ( New York & Routledge: 2017) forthcoming

 

“Humanitarian Witnesses & Testimonies in Arms Control & Disarmament- A Case Study of the ICRC,” in Erica Resende & Dovile Budryte (eds.), Memory & Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases & Debates, (New York & London: Routledge 2014), pp.198 -214

 

“Humanitarian Practices of Arms Control & Disarmament” in David Mutimer & Neil Cooper (eds.), Reconceptualizing Arms Control- Controlling the Means of Violence, (New York & London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 176-192

 

“Humanitarian Practices of Arms Control & Disarmament” in Derek Maisonville & Abhinava Kumar, (eds), Security Beyond the Discipline: Emerging Dialogues on Global Politics (Toronto: Centre for International and Security Studies, 2010), pp. 59-75

 

“The Multiple Voices of INGOs: Humanitarian Discourse in Global Politics”, in Ryerson Christie & Elizabeth Dauphinee, (eds), The Ethics of Building Peace in International Relations, (Toronto: Centre for International & Security Studies, 2005), pp.207-222

 

Working Papers

 

Refereed Working Paper, “The Ethical Witness: The International Committee of the Red Cross,” YCISS Working Paper, No.47, February, 2008, pp. 1-13

 

Book Reviews

 

Reviewed Liisa H. Malkki, The Need to Help: The Domestic Arts of International Humanitarianism, (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2015), 267 pages

http://societyandspace.com/2016/02/09/review-of-liisa-h-malkkis-the-need-to-help-the-domestic-arts-of-international-humanitarianism/

 

Reviewed, Jean Grugel and Wil Hout, ed., “Regionalism Across the North-South Divide: State Strategies and Globalization”, (London: Routledge, 1999), International Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, January-March 2001, pp. 91-93.

 

Reviewed, V K Sood and Pravin Sawhney, “Operation Parakram: The War Unfinished”, (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003), South Asian Survey, Vol11. No.1, March 2004,pp.157-160

 

Newspaper & Magazine Articles

 

“Campus Carry and Speaking Truth to Power”,  La Voz de Esperanza, Vol.29, No.1, February 2016, http://www.esperanzacenter.org/lavozpdfs2016/2016_01february.pdf

 

“ Guns & Education Do Not Mix’ San Antonio Express News, November 21, 2015 http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Guns-and-education-do-not-mix-6646785.php

 

“US Fear of Multilaterlism” The Pioneer, February 7, 2003

http://www.dailypioneer.com/archives2/default12.asp/main_variable=OPED&file_name=opd2%Etxt&counter_img=2&phy_path_it=12/20/03

 

 

“Dr. Kotnis ki Amar Kahani” IndiaAbroad, May 28, 2000 http://www.indiaabroad.com/watch/indo-china/kotnis.html

 

 

Podcasts

 

Academic Council on the United Nations, Current Issues No.39, Medicalization & Weapons Control, 27th March, 2014

 

Bitacora C7 Radio 96.3 FM in Guadalajara, Mexcio, bilingual interview on International Humanitarian Law, 7th August, 2015

Additional Information

Awards/Scholarships

 

 

Nominated for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2014) for outstanding article, by Contemporary Security Policy for publication of research Article, “ ‘West & the Rest’ a Civilizational Mantra  in Arms Control & Disarmament,” Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.35, No.3, 2014, pp.332-355

 

Awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013) by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. (10th rank out of 99 eligible reviewed applications, Amount: 70,000 CDN each year for 2 years)

 

Nominated for the Bernard Brodie Prize (2012) for outstanding article, by Contemporary Security Policy for publication of research Article, “ Practices of Legalization in Arms Control & Disarmament”, Contemporary Security Policy, Vo.33, No.3, 2012, pp. 1-24

 

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship at York University 2008-09 awarded by York University, Canada (3750 CDN)

 

Martin C.Cohnstaedt Graduate Research Award for Studies in Non-Violence, 2008-09  awarded by York Centre for International & Security Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada (3000 CDN))

 

Post-Graduate Research Assistance Award 2008-09 awarded by York Centre for International & Security Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada (1000 CDN)

 

The Simons Foundations Doctoral Award for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2007-2008, awarded by The Simons Foundations (Vancouver) & International Security Research & Outreach Programme of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada (5000 CDN)

 

George G Bell Doctoral Scholarship, 2004-2005, awarded by the York Centre for International and Security Studies (YCISS), York University, Toronto, Canada.  (5000 CDN)

 

Visa Tuition Scholarship, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, awarded by York University, Toronto, Canada.

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Doctoral Fellowship, 2003-2004, awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, India.

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