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 the faculty chair of the Committee on International Relations MA program. My research focuses on political violence and international security, with a regional focus on South and Southeast 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, was published by Cornell in 2021. I received the 2022 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association. I am in the early stages of a new book project about the effects of major power competition on the internal politics of “swing” states, ranging from coups and insurgencies to party politics and political mobilization. I tweet @pstanpolitics and post snapshots on Flickr; I also have a less interesting Google Scholar page.