Jason Sorens is Lecturer in the Department of Government and Program Director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on fiscal federalism, U.S. state politics, and worldwide movements for regional autonomy and independence. He has researched and written more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, a university press book on Secessionism, and a biennial report, Freedom in the 50 States. He received his department’s award for outstanding teaching, voted on by undergraduate students in the political science honor society, twice while at the University at Buffalo. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 2003 and a B.A. in economics and philosophy (with honors) from Washington and Lee University in 1998. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.