Jayita Sarkar is a research fellow with the Security Studies Program at the MIT Center for International Studies. Her expertise is in the history of U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, export controls, the global Cold War, South Asia and Western Europe. From Fall 2017, she will be an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Dr. Sarkar's research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Cold War History, The International History Review, and Critique internationale among others, and policy-relevant platforms such as The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, National Interest (online), and Foreign Policy (online). She was formerly a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and holds a doctorate in international history from Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland.