Political Science & Peace Studies
Angela Chesler (political science & peace studies) holds a B.S. in both Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech as well as an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Angela conducted research for the United States Institute of Peace on various topics including conflict prevention and termination, CVE and post-conflict peacebuilding. Her research contributed to USIP publications as well as field trainings and educational seminars for diplomats and peace practitioners. She has also worked substantially in issue areas of human rights, immigration and refugees through organizations such as Amnesty International and Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services.
Angela’s research focuses on civil war, conflict termination, peace processes and the costs of war. She is particularly interested in investigating unilateral ceasefires, the determinants of peace agreement implementation, and the developmental impacts of war. She is a 2016 – 2017 Darby Fellow.
Director of Doctoral Studies