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 Weir, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012, is a senior 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. She is currently serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Ethics, Politics, and Economics. 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 Aftermath of Peace processes 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. She recently wrote about the legacy of violence and division in Northern Ireland in “Brexit and A Border Town.”


Areas of Interest:

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

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