David Weil received his B.A. from Yale in 2007 in the special program in the Humanities. He worked as a foreign affairs legislative assistant in the office of Congressman Bob Inglis in the United States House of Representatives before beginning at Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies in 2011. His research has taken him to archives, museums, and libraries in Britain, India, Pakistan, and Turkey, for his dissertation on nationalism, violence, and identity in early 20th