Bonnie Weir

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Senior Lecturer in Political Science


115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 303
New Haven, CT 06511-8936
Mailing Address:
Political Science, Yale University
PO Box 208301, New Haven, CT 06520-8301


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago



Bonnie A. Weir, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012, is a lecturer in Political Science, Research Associate of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and founding co-Director of the Program on Peace and Development 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 politics of armed 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, counter-insurgency, and societal division.


Areas of Interest:

  • Civil Conflict
  • Political Violence
  • Post-conflict Politics
  • Northern Ireland

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