Naazneen H. Barma is Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of development, natural resource governance, and international interventions in post-conflict states. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the political economy of transitional governance approaches to peacebuilding.
Naazneen received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BA and MA from Stanford University. She has worked extensively for the World Bank, with a regional specialisation in East Asia and the Pacific.
She has published academic articles on governance, innovation, and institution-building in the developing world and has co-authored policy-oriented pieces on the political economic implications of the evolving international system. She is co-editor of The Political Economy Reader: Markets as Institutions and co-author of Rents to Riches? The Political Economy of Natural Resource-Led Development.