Yelena Biberman

Welcome to my website. I am currently an assistant professor of government at Skidmore College, having received a PhD in political science from Brown University in 2014.

I am also a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and a United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar. I specialize in security studies, state building, and South Asia; and teach courses on comparative politics, international relations, strategic studies, and South Asian politics.

My research examines state outsourcing of violence with cases drawn from Pakistan, India, Turkey, and Russia. I am currently preparing a book manuscript tentatively titled Gambling with Violence: Why States Outsource War.

My CV is available here.

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