Chagai M. Weiss

Position title: Ph.D. Student: Comparative Politics | International Relations


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Research Interests:

Ethnic Politics, Political Economy, Prejudice Reduction, Field Experiments


Chagai M. Weiss is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison studying the intersection of ethnic conflicts and political economy, with a regional focus on Israel-Palestine. His main interest is in the effects of segregation and intergroup contact on intergroup relations. Additionally, he is interested in the determinants of urban violence, and the electoral consequences of violence. Methodologically, Chagai is interested in methods of causal inference and spatial analysis. His research has been supported by The Maurice Falk Center for Economic Research in Israel and The Israel Institute, and his work has been published in Political Geography. Chagai holds a B.A (cum laude) in political science and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Weiss, C. M., J. Rock, and D. Miodownik. Geographies of Violence in Jerusalem: The Spatial Logic of Urban Intergroup conflict. 2018, pp. 88-97.

Weiss, C. M., S. Gilad, and A.-B. Saar. Bureaucratic Politics and the Translation of Movement Agendas. Vol. 32, no. 2, 2019, pp. 369-85.


The Morris Abrams Award in International Relations 2019

UW-Madison Political Science Department Summer Initiative Grant 2019

Wisconsin Project on International Relations Travel Grant Competition (2018, 2019)

Graduate Student Travel Award 2019, The Elections Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Best Graduate Student Paper in the 8th Eurasian Peace Science Conference, Jerusalem

Charles and Gayle Mazursky Student Support Fund (F 2017, F/S 2018)

Graduate Student Research Travel Grant 2018, UW – Madison

FLAS Yearly Fellowship (Declined) 2018

The Morris Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel 2018 (With Devorah Manekin and Noga Shlomai)

The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace Research Grant (With Devorah Manekin and Noga Shlomai)

Israel Institute Research Grant (With Devorah Manekin and Noga Shlomai) 2018

FLAS (Arabic) Summer Fellowship 2018

Minerva Center for Human Rights Research Grant 2017 (With Devorah Manekin and Noga Shlomai)

Isaac and Ida Lipton Study Abroad Fellowship 2017

Two Year Graduate School Fellowship