Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Noah Coburn

Political Anthropologist, Bennington College

Noah Coburn has conducted research in Afghanistan since 2005 with the United States Institute of Peace, the Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit, the Aga Khan Trust for culture and other organizations. He is author of Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Bazaar (2011) and Losing Afghanistan (2016), and with Anna Larson, Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan (2014). He has a PhD in cultural anthropology from Boston University.

Areas of Interest: Violence, local governance, Afghanistan and South Asia