Ph.D., University of Chicago
Bonnie A. Weir, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012, is a research associate at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and a lecturer in Political Science at Yale University. Her work focuses on civil conflict with an empirical concentration on Northern Ireland. She is currently working on a book on the political transformation of paramilitary groups as well as articles on local patterns of violence and demographic separation during civil conflict. Her research is grounded in extensive qualitative fieldwork paired with analysis of quantitative spatial data on political violence; her work highlights the very personal and local nature of insurgency and counterinsurgency, revealing the structure and character of groups that we know relatively little about because of their clandestine nature.