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Drew Stommes
ড্রু স্টমেস । Pursuing a doctorate in political science at Yale. Studying the politics of South Asia and Bengal, in particular. Minnesota native.
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Drew Stommes 15h
Best news all day.
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Drew Stommes 17h
I watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the first time last night, and if you haven’t, change that. It’s fantastic.
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Paul Staniland Aug 23
A longer-than-expected thread on a recent article that and I published in India Review on fatalities and demographics in India's internal security forces. ~3 yrs ago, we accumulated PDFs, books, and websites summarizing casualties in BSF, CRPF, state police, & Army.
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Drew Stommes Aug 23
I wonder what Ian Bremmer has to say about this.
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Neelanjan Sircar Aug 19
A nice collection of essays analyzing the outcome of the 2019 national election in Seminar magazine -- including my essay with . Thanks to for coordinating! See
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Drew Stommes Aug 19
Replying to @StommesDrew
“But Sessions overruled that precedent [determining women could be a persecuted social group], questioning whether women — in particular, women fleeing domestic violence — can be members of a social group. The decision challenged what had become common practice in asylum courts.”
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Drew Stommes Aug 19
“Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.”
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Drew Stommes Aug 18
Congrats! It’ll be great having you here.
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Drew Stommes Aug 18
Filing this tweet away to the “Odious but Expected” section. I’d have been stunned if Gingrich had praised the 1619 Project.
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Drew Stommes Aug 17
“An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, for new talks with Kabul, raises concerns that women may lose rights in future Afghan governments.”
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Drew Stommes Aug 15
Interesting! I wonder if this is just a West Bengal-Bangladesh difference in terms used.
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Drew Stommes Aug 15
I’ve typically heard people refer to it as a kurta.
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Drew Stommes Aug 14
Fun linguistic fact/story: The Bangla term for a male kurta is “punjabi.” A non-Bengali Indian became very confused when I told him I would sometimes wear punjabis when living in Kolkata.
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Drew Stommes Aug 10
Pakistan Runs Out of Options as India Tightens Grip on Kashmir
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Drew Stommes Aug 10
China Said It Closed Muslim Detention Camps. There’s Reason to Doubt That.
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Drew Stommes Aug 8
Randomly came across this tweet again. It’s so so accurate.
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Drew Stommes Aug 7
I just realized I can do a cheap, pretty well-powered pilot survey experiment (or a full survey exp) just on my family at holiday gatherings. Here’s how: Each of my parents has 14 siblings & all are married: n = 56 Total adult 1st cousins + partners: n = 140 Total n = ~200
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Drew Stommes Aug 7
Congrats!
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Drew Stommes Aug 7
Replying to @_sarahkhan
The answer to that is The Coffee Pedaler.
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Trisha Gupta Aug 7
Rabindranath died 78 yrs ago today, and if you can get yourself past the excessive Bengali worshipfulness, he really was something. If you’ve never read him and don’t know where to start, might I suggest some... films? :) My essay, for Beginners:
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