I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. I am also currently the faculty director of the Committee on International Relations (a one-year MA program) and an Associate Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats. My research focuses on political violence and international security in South Asia. My book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. I am currently finishing a book about “armed politics” in South Asia. Other research agendas examine the domestic politics of international relations in South Asia, trajectories of the left in post-colonial Asia, the use of social media by political actors, insurgency and counterinsurgency, and civil-military relations. I tweet @pstanpolitics and post snapshots on Flickr; I also have a less interesting Google Scholar page.