Jason Lyall

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • James Wright Chair in Transnational Studies

  • Associate Professor of Government

  • Director, Political Violence FieldLab

  • Quantitative Social Science (QSS) Affiliate

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Jason Lyall is the inaugural James Wright Chair of Transnational Studies and Associate Professor in the Government department. He also directs the Political Violence FieldLab at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. His research examines the effects and effectiveness of political violence in civil and conventional wars. He is currently writing a book on the lessons learned from the American war in Afghanistan (under contract with Princeton University Press). He is also writing a Carnegie-funded book on how to improve humanitarian assistance in fragile and conflict settings like Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. A third project investigates the relationship between inequality, racism, and intergroup relations in violent settings, including within police forces, armies, and rebel organizations. 

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Silsby, Room 229
HB 6108


  • B.A. Simon Fraser University
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

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