Haley J. Swedlund is an Associate Professor at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management in the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research is situated at the intersection of international political economy, development and conflict studies.

Haley writes and conducts research on a number of topics, including foreign aid and development, ethnic conflict and violence, Sino-Africa relations, and diplomacy and engagement after sudden regime change. Her book, The Development Dance: How Donors and Recipients Negotiate the Delivery of Foreign Aid, was published by Cornell University Press in 2017. She is currently finalizing the book manuscript, Aid in Conflict, together with Susanna Campbell and Michael Findley.

In addition to her academic research and teaching, Haley frequently speaks and conducts trainings for policy audiences (see CV).