Andrew Bell is an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies, at Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests focus on international security, international law, the law of armed conflict, humanitarian intervention, political violence, counterinsurgency, and ethics in war. His current research examines the effect of military culture, the law of armed conflict, and norms of restraint on armed group conduct toward civilians during war.
Bell earned a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University specializing in security, conflict, and institutions; a J.D.-M.A. from the University of Virginia School of Law specializing in international law; and an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School specializing in Christian ethics and just war theory.
He has been a predoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University. From 2016-2017, Bell was a 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.
He has served as an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.