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 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.
Note: I am on research leave during the 2020-21 academic year.