Jason Lyall

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

  • Director, Political Violence FieldLab

  • Associate Professor of Government

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Jason Lyall is the inaugural James Wright Associate Professor of Transnational Studies. 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. Current projects include: (1) the relationship between inequality and violence; (2) assessing the effectiveness of aid programs in conflict settings; and (3) civilian casualties and the dynamics of blame attribution in civil wars. His book, Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, and World Politics, among others. He has received funding from AidData/USAID, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the MacArthur Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace. He has conducted fieldwork in Russia and Afghanistan, where he served as the Technical Adviser for USAID's Measuring the Impact of Stabilization Initiatives (MISTI) project during 2012-15.


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

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