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

Bound by the bindi

Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?

Development sermons

Do political cabals and business cartels explain the woes of Nepali economy?

The subtle art of resistance

Zakariya Mohammed’s ‘Halal Love Story’ tells the story of resistance in the face of an omnipotent authority.

Revisiting the past, reimagining a future 

How an art magazine found a place in India’s nation-building narratives.