Jason Sorens is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. His research interests include secessionist movements, ethnic politics, civil war, fiscal federalism, and state and local public policies.
In his spare time, he volunteers for the Western New York Land Conservancy and serves on the Board of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. Perhaps his main claim to infamy is having founded the Free State Project, an effort to recruit limited-government activists to New Hampshire, in 2001.