I am an associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago. I codirect the Program on Political Violence and am the Chair of the Committee on International Relations, a one-year MA 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” in southern Asia. I tweet about political violence @pstanpolitics and post occasional snapshots on Flickr.