I am an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. I earned my Ph.D. in political science from Duke University (in Security, Peace and Conflict), a J.D.-M.A. from the University of Virginia School of Law and UVa Graduate School (specializing in international law), and an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School (specializing in Christian ethics and just war theory).

Previously I have been predoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on international security, international law, and the role of law and norms in shaping political and conflict behavior. In my research, I examine international humanitarian law, counterinsurgency, U.S. security policy, humanitarian intervention, foreign military training, technology and warfare, and military ethics.

For my research I have been awarded multiple fellowships, including the Duke University E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship, multiple Bradley Foundation fellowships, and multiple Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships. I have served as an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force with service in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, and Japan.

Email me at bellam(at) or follow me on Twitter at @AndrewBellUS.