Collegiate Affiliation

Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Anoop Sarbahi has held pre- and post-doctoral positions at Stanford University, UCLA, and Harvard University. He received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in December 2011. He also holds an M.Phil. in planning and development from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

His research interests include ethnicity, civil wars, counterinsurgency, post-conflict transition and state rebuilding, and political economy of inter-group and inter-regional disparities. His expertise is in geospatial analysis involving satellite imagery and geographical information systems.

Sarbahi's research on drone strikes in Pakistan, co-authored with Patrick Johnston at RAND, has been widely cited in academic, policy, and media publications. His other projects involve investigating: the determinants of rebel recruitment; the effects of the post-World War II occupation and division of Germany (with Stanford’s Jeremy Weinstein); the impact of development on conflict dynamics in India; spatial interdependence of civil conflicts; and intrastate economic disparities.

Sarbahi's research has received recognition and support from multiple sources, which include the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at the University of California, San Diego, the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Asia Institute, and the US Department of Defense Minerva Initiative.

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D: Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • M.Phil: Planning and Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002
  • B.A.: Political Science, Lucknow University, 1995