Noah Coburn

Noah Coburn (@NoahSCoburn) is a political anthropologist at Bennington College, who focuses on political processes, including elections, in Afghanistan and elsewhere in Southasia. His most recent book, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global Wars, was published in 2018 by Stanford University Press.

Disputed poll, divided government?

Afghan election results will determine the prospect for peace talks.

Oct 03, 2019

Killed by contract

American wars, Nepali bodies and the price of the war economy.

Oct 08, 2018

Foothold in history

At Bagram Airbase, the withdrawal of American troops is in full swing and everything must go

Mar 02, 2016

Latest Articles

Karunanidhi and the long shadow of Sri lanka

Between Dravidian politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Tamil nationalism.

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?

A death in the family

A family’s loss, Nepal's weak public healthcare, and the stigma of COVID-19.

Southasiasphere: Issue #5

Nepal-India border dispute, lockdown relaxations in Southasia, and more.