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Dr Jasmine Bhatia

  • Overview



    Dr. Jasmine Bhatia is a Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Msc in War and Humanitarianism Programme at Birkbeck, University of London.

    Dr. Bhatia is a political scientist with expertise in civil wars, governance, illicit economies, and violent extremism in fragile states. Prior to joining Birkbeck, she spent two years at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a project examining the relationship between conflict, illicit drugs and development in Colombia, Myanmar and Afghanistan. 

    Dr. Bhatia also has over a decade of professional experience in conflict-affected states and has worked as a consultant for the United Nations, the European Institute of Peace, the World Economic Forum, and on various EU and UK-funded development projects, primarily in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

    She holds a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford, as well as degrees from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Calgary.


  • Research


    Research interests

    • Civil Wars
    • Illicit Economies
    • Peacebuilding
    • Governance
    • Violent Extremism
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Fields of War and Humanitarianism (SSPO141S7)
    • War and Modern Society I (SSPO174H6)
    • War and Modern Society II (SSPO175H6)
    • War, Politics and Society I (SSPO252H7)
    • War, Politics and Society II (SSPO253H7)
  • Publications



    Book Section


    • Bhatia, Jasmine and Ghiabi, M. and Goodhand, J. and Gutierrez-Sanin, F. and Meehan, P. (2021) Drugs, conflict and development. International Journal of Drug Policy 89 (103212), Elsevier. ISSN 0955-3959.