I am an associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where I codirect the Program on International Security Policy and the Program on Political Violence. I am the Chair of the Committee on International Relations, America’s oldest graduate program in IR. My research focuses on political violence, international security, and state formation, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. My book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. I am currently writing a book about armed politics and the state in southern Asia. I tweet about political violence @pstanpolitics and post occasional snapshots on Flickr.