Jayita Sarkar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute. She is completing a book manuscript on Franco-Indian nuclear relations and U.S. nonproliferation strategies, and concurrently, working on her second book project on nuclear commerce and U.S. nonproliferation policy towards allied and semi-allied states. The latter has been funded by the Stanton Foundation, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

She was formerly a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard prior to which she worked for U.S., European and South Asian think-tanks on contemporary security issues through research positions held at the Henry L. Stimson Center,the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis. Her single-authored peer-reviewed articles have been published in Cold War History, The International History Review, Critique Internationale, and Strategic Analysis. She holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland.