Swain, Ashok Son of Baikuntha Nath and Kadambini Swain.
Doctor of Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1991. Docent, Uppsala University, 1998.
Professor department peace & conflict Research Uppsala University, Sweden, since 1992. Director Uppsala Center Sustainable Development, since 2008. Director Uppsala Program International Studies, 1998—2008.
Married Ranjula Bali Ranjula Bali, November 18, 1985. Children: Kabir, Simran.