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Twitter: @sneha_tumu

Primary Supervisor: Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Frédéric Volpi


I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. This semester, I am a visiting doctoral researcher at Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III in France, working under the supervision of Professor Frédéric Rousseau. My PhD thesis is a comparative study of North African and Indian soldiers in the First World War in Palestine and Syria 1917–23.


In November 2017, I presented a paper titled ‘”Le Front du Moyen-Orient”: The Middle East in French Great War Strategy’ at the 8th New Research in Military History Conference in the University of Cambridge. Earlier that year, I attended a programme on ‘Enhancing Governance in Small States: Migration Crisis and Contemporary Challenges’ at the University of Ljubljana.

In 2015, I participated in summer programmes on ‘Opportunities and challenges of small European states in the 21st century’ at the University of Iceland and ‘Conflict and Political Violence’ at Olympia Summer Academy in Nafplio, Greece.

At the School of International Relations, I was a conference assistant for the International Relations Monday seminar series 2016–17. Prior to this, I was a research assistant in the International Security Studies programme 2014–15. At CSTPV, I assist in peer reviewing submissions to the Terrorism and Political Violence Journal.

I played in the university girls basketball seconds team and was a member of the St Andrews mountaineering club in 2016–17.

Research Interests

International security, history of war, political violence