Madiha Tahir

Madiha Tahir joins Yale as Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies on July 1, 2023. Tahir is an interdisciplinary scholar of technology and war with interest in surveillance, militarism, and empire studies from below. Tahir’s current book project, Things Fall Out of the Sky, explores drone and digital warfare and transnational militarism in the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands. Tahir’s work intersects the anthropology of war with the fields of Science and Technology Studies, critical security studies, and postcolonial and Black Studies literatures to reframe our understanding of drone and digital war. Tahir is also pursuing a collaborative, multimodal project on the afterlives of the ‘war on terror’ funded by Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation.