Jason Lyall is the inaugural James Wright Chair of Transnational Studies and Associate Professor in the government department at Dartmouth. He also directs the Political Violence FieldLab at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. He is currently writing a book on the lessons of the Afghan War for Princeton University Press.
His first book, Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War (Princeton University Press, 2020), was awarded the 2021 Peter Katzenstein Book Prize, the 2021 APSA Conflict Processes Best Book Award, the 2020 Joseph Lepgold Book Prize, the 2020 Edgar Furniss Book Prize, and was named a “Best of 2020” book by Foreign Affairs. His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, JRSS: Series B, and World Politics, among others. He has received funding from AidData/USAID, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, 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. He was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2020.