Bonnie Weir is a senior lecturer and assistant dean for undergraduate education at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. She is the founding co-director of the Program on Peace and Development at Yale University.

Weir’s research focuses on political violence and post-conflict politics with a focus on Northern Ireland. Her current projects investigate whether and how sectarianism affects political behavior and the consequences of minority rights provisions. Weir teaches courses on civil conflict, terrorism, and The Troubles and post-conflict politics in Northern Ireland. 

Previously, Weir was a senior lecturer of political science and served as director of undergraduate studies for the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale. She regularly lectures for the Yale Young Global Scholars program and is currently a visiting scholar at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. Weir is also on the board of Peaceful Schools International and a works with a number of groups on applied and policy projects, including the Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement and the Washington Ireland Program. 

She received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.