Professor Lindsay Reid is an assistant professor of political science, with her teaching and research interests falling within the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Prior to returning to Gettysburg College, she worked for three years as an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016; she also holds an M.A. in Political Science from UNC.
As a first-generation college student and graduate of Gettysburg College (B.A. in Political Science and French), Professor Reid values the transformative role of a liberal arts education. In her teaching, she prioritizes an environment where students of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to express and develop their intellectual capabilities. Her goal as an instructor is to create open, interactive, and challenging classes where students gain the tools to become active and capable of pursuing engaging and rewarding careers in the global arena.
Professor Reid's research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Theory, and the Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises. She is currently researching how civil war settlement processes - including third-party mediators and civil war peace agreements - influence both the duration as well as the quality of peace following conflict. Ultimately, her interest lies in extending current definitions of successful conflict resolution to gain a better understanding of how institutions, rules, and norms of inclusivity and opportunity can take root in the wake of civil war.