Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, California.
Robert D. Crews teaches in the Department of History and directs the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia (Harvard University Press, 2006). He has co-edited, with Amin Tarzi, The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan (Harvard University Press, 2008) and, with Shahzad Bashir, Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands (Harvard University Press, 2012). A 2009 Carnegie Scholar, Crews received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MA from Columbia University, and his PhD from Princeton University.