Dr Meera Sabaratnam is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS University of London.
At SOAS she chairs the Academic Senate and the Decolonising SOAS Working Group. Prior to joining SOAS she lectured at the University of Cambridge. She received her first degree from the University of Oxford, her MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests are in the colonial and postcolonial dimensions of international relations, in both theory and practice.
She has worked on questions of decolonisation, Eurocentrism, race and methodology in world politics. She has applied these concepts to the analysis of international development aid, peacebuilding and state building, most recently in her book Decolonising Intervention (2017).
Currently she is working on questions of race in IR theory and a postcolonial historiography of the First World War.