Jason Lyall, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2005, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. He is also affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Areas of research include the relationship between identity and violence; the sources of military effectiveness in civil and conventional wars; and the impact of aid in violent settings. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and World Politics. He received the 2009 Kellogg-Notre Dame Award for Best Paper in Comparative Politics; the 2007 APSA Helen Dwight Reid Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations, Law, and Politics; and the 2007 Stanley Kelley Jr. Prize for Teaching Excellence in Princeton University’s Politics Department. His research has been supported by the United States Institute for Peace and the Macarthur Foundation, among others. He has been a Fellow at Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a member of ISAF’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT)’s Academic Research Team (CART) He previously taught at Princeton University.