Megan Turnbull received her Ph.D. in political science from Brown University and will be a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Skidmore College in the fall of 2017. Her research and teaching interests center on political conflict, state-building, democratization, electoral violence, development, and political order and violence. Prior to coming to Brown, Turnbull received a M.A. from Leiden University and a B.A. from the University at Albany, both in political science.