Adria Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Chicago, December 2007, is Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research interests include nationalist and ethnic conflict, empires, collective action, state formation, and Middle East and North African politics. Her work on the use of violence in the colonial world has been published in International Security and Rethinking Violence: States and Non State Actors in Conflict (co-edited with Erica Chenoweth, MIT Press, 2010). She is currently working on a book, Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism, which investigates the determinants of nationalist mobilization in the French colonial empire. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.