Noah Coburn

Noah Coburn is a socio-cultural anthropologist at Bennington College focusing on political structures and violence in the Middle East and Central Asia. His most recent book, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global Wars, looks at the role of international contractors in the war in Afghanistan and what happens when they return home to countries like Nepal, India, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

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Imperial Legacies and Modern Day Mercenaries

Visual and New Media Review

Imperial Legacies and Modern Day Mercenaries

As if borrowing from Faulkner, Kesang Tseten’s Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) argues, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” A beautiful and emotional film,... More