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

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

Southasia’s postponed emergency

COVID-19 threatens to strip the region’s health systems bare.