Zaryab Iqbal

Zaryab Iqbal

Associate Professor

234 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-1510


Professor Iqbal received her Ph.D in Political Science from Emory University; she received her M.A. from the University of Denver and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Her primary research and teaching interests are in international conflict and security, specifically the consequences of armed conflict and questions related to state failure, political assassinations, and human security. She is the author of War and the Health of Nations and State Failure in the Modern World (Stanford University Press). Her other work has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Studies Quarterly. She served as an Administrative Fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost during the year 2016-2017, and is currently Vice-President-Elect of the International Studies Association.

Areas of Interest:

  • International Relations

  • Political Violence

  • Human Security

  • State Failure