David Edwards is Professor of Anthropology at Williams College. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. David is author of Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier (University of California Press, 1996), Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad (University of California Press, 2002), and most recently Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan (University of California Press, 2017). In addition, he has published numerous academic chapters and articles on Afghanistan. He has also published with New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and Kansas City Star.
David received a Fulbright Fellowship (2012-13), an Open Society Institute Fellowship (2004-5) and was a Carnegie Scholar (2003-4). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Afghanistan.