I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I am also an Associate Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats. My research focuses on political violence and international security in South Asia. My first book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. My second book, Ordering Violence: Explaining Armed Group-State Relations from Conflict to Cooperation, will be published by Cornell in 2021. Other current research examine the intersection of domestic politics of foreign policy in India, the use of social media by political actors, and military politics. I am in the early stages of a book project about the consequences of major power competition for the domestic politics of “swing” states in South and Southeast Asia since 1945. I tweet @pstanpolitics and post snapshots on Flickr; I also have a less interesting Google Scholar page.
Note: I am on research leave during the 2020-21 academic year.