Elizabeth Young is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tilburg University. As a political and cultural sociologist, her research focuses on democratization, nationalism, religion, identity, and political violence. Her current research and interests include projects on national identity and state transformations (democratization, unification, secession); the causes and consequences of political and electoral violence; and partisan perceptions of electoral integrity. She has conducted extended field research in Kenya, Tunisia, and Uganda. Previously she was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Electoral Integrity Project and research director for a project on violent extremism in East Africa. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan.