Angela Chesler

Peace Studies & Political Science

Angela Chesler is a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a PhD candidate in Political Science and Peace Studies. Her research addresses themes of political violence (especially state violence towards civilians and armed conflict), territorial politics, environmental conflict, and climate change/environmental politics. Angela is a former John Darby Fellow with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and her research has been supported by organizations such as the International Peace Research Initiative, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the Nanovic Institute, the Liu Institute, the Klau Center, and the Environmental Change Initiative, among others. Angela has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and her research has received awards from organizations such as the American Political Science Association and the Environmental Peacebuilding Association.

Angela holds a BS in Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech and a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to pursuing doctoral study, Angela worked in Washington D.C. as a researcher at the United States Institute of Peace. 

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Recent publications: 

  • Study: Javeline, D., Kijewski-Correa, T. & Chesler, A. Does it matter if you “believe” in climate change? Not for coastal home vulnerability. Climatic Change 155, 511–532 (2019).
  • Journal article: Javeline, D., Kijewski-Correa, T., & Chesler, A“Do Perverse Insurance Incentives Encourage Coastal Vulnerability?” Forthcoming in Natural Hazards Review