Fahd Humayun studies the domestic causes of security crises and international conflict, with a regional focus on South Asia. He will receive his PhD from Yale University in 2022, before converting to Assistant Professor in January 2023.
In his research, he problematises existing theories of democratic accountability for foreign policy setbacks, which he argues fail to consider the competitive dynamics of weakly-institutionalised democratic polities that select into external crisis. In other work he traces the effect of political representation on crisis behaviour and executive hawkishness. His research has been supported by the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale South Asian Studies Council, International Security Studies at Yale, and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS).
He is originally from Islamabad, Pakistan.