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Dr Tanvi Pate

Lecturer Security and Intelligence Studies

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Image of Dr Tanvi PateTanvi Pate is a Lecturer in Security Studies at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS), University of Buckingham. She is also associated with the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), University of Cambridge, as a Panel Tutor in IR.

Her research interests encompass the discipline of International Relations with a focus on critical geopolitics, specifically concerning great power-rising power encounters in the context of India and the global order, India’s bilateral relations, and the politics of the Indo-Pacific. She is interested in exploring the politics of state identity in terms of its temporal and spatial management and how this constitutes the state’s foreign and security policy.

Her research-led teaching encourages students to develop their skills as independent learners. Keen on pedagogical innovation, she aims to enhance students’ critical engagement with the subject matter by incorporating visual aids, questionnaires and subject-related in-class activities such as case studies, group discussions and role play.

She is a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA).


  • PhD in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
  • MA in International Relations, University of Warwick
  • BA (Hons) in International Relations, University of Leicester



  • Tanvi Pate. (2018). The United States, India and the Global Nuclear Order: Narrative Identity and Representation. Abingdon: Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Tanvi Pate. (2023). ‘Popular geopolitics of “nuclear India”: tracing the evolution of India’s “regional” and “global” identities in the English daily The Hindu from 2011–2020’. Contemporary South Asia, vol. 31, no. 4, pp, 597-614.
  • Tanvi Pate. (2020). ‘Re-(Modi)fying India’s Israel Policy: An Exploration of Practical Geopolitical Reasoning Through Re-representation of “India”, “Israel” and “West Asia” Post-2014’. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 7-35.
  • Tanvi Pate. (2018). ‘Soft power, strategic narratives, and state identity: Re-assessing India-Afghanistan relations post-2011’. Indian Review, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 320-351.

Book Reviews

  • Tanvi Pate. (2024). ‘Book Review: Victor Kattan and Amit Ranjan eds., The Breakup of India and Palestine: The Causes and Legacies of Partition (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2023)’. International Affairs, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 847-849.
  • Tanvi Pate. (2023). ‘Book Review: Azad Essa, Hostile Homelands: The New Alliance Between India and Israel (London and Las Vegas: Pluto Press, 2023)’, International Affairs, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 1820-1821.
  • Tanvi Pate. (2017). ‘Book Review: Oliver Stuenkel, Post Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016)’. International Affairs, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 476-478.


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