Research Associate in Religion
and Political Mobilization
Aman Madan's research spans a broad canvas. From medieval philosophy to contemporary religious mobilization, he operates at the nexus of religion and politics, focusing on how societies have shaped and given life to the 'religious' throughout history. In addition to his doctoral studies on the philosophy of religion, Madan offers expertise on issues related to armed actors, political Islam, and contemporary religious movements in South and Central Asia as well as the broader Middle East.
Madan previously worked for the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and Perseus Strategies. He is currently a National Security Fellow at the Batten School of Public Policy. He has also worked in Lebanon, Jordan, and India and his writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The New Arab, The Diplomat, TRT World, and The Wire (India).
Madan speaks Arabic, Persian, and Urdu
Selected Articles and Invited Commentary
How India’s BJP cultivated a Muslim front for its Hindu nationalism.
The Washington Post. May 30, 2019.
Detained, tortured, and murdered in Pakistan: Balochistan's lost generation. (Co-authored with Hari Prasad)
The New Arab. August, 16 2019.