Bonnie Weir

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Lecturer in Political Science


115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 303, New Haven, CT 06511-8936


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago



Bonnie A. Weir, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012, is a lecturer in Political Science at Yale University. Her work focuses on political violence and post-conflict politics with an empirical concentration on Northern Ireland. She is currently working on a book on the political transformation of paramilitary groups as well as projects on sectarianism and minority rights. Her research is grounded in extensive qualitative fieldwork paired with original spatial and survey experimental data; her work highlights the very personal and local nature of insurgency and sectarian division, revealing the structure and character of groups that we know relatively little about because of their clandestine nature.

Areas of Interest:

  • Terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • Northern Ireland

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