Angela Chesler

Peace Studies & Political Science

Angela Chesler is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and Peace Studies. Her research focuses on the politics of environmental crises and how they intersect with violent conflict. Angela is a former John Darby Fellow with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and her research has been supported by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the Nanovic Institute, the Liu Institute, the Klau Center, and the Environmental Change Initiative. Angela’s research has been published in Climatic Change and is forthcoming in Natural Hazards Review. She was awarded the 2019 APSA Paul A. Sabatier Award and honorable mention for the 2020 Environmental Peacebuilding Association Best Paper Award. 

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 pursing her doctoral degree, 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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02513-7
  • Journal article: Javeline, D., Kijewski-Correa, T., & Chesler, A“Do Perverse Insurance Incentives Encourage Coastal Vulnerability?” Forthcoming in Natural Hazards Review