David Weil’s research interests involve the national and state formation of the modern republics of Turkey and Pakistan in comparative context. Key themes in this context include cosmopolitanism; constitutionalism, and revolution; religious and ethnic nationalism; partition, migration, and violence; and democratization, military politics, and authoritarianism.
David received his B.A. from Yale University in 2007 in the special program in the Humanities. He worked as a foreign affairs legislative assistant in the office of Congressman Bob Inglis in the United States House of Representatives before beginning at Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies in 2011. His research has taken him to archives, museums, and libraries in Britain, India, Pakistan, and Turkey.