Chagai M. Weiss is a postdoctoral fellow at the Conflict and Polarization Lab at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2022 after spending two years as a Middle East Initiative predoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Chagai's core interest is in examining how institutions and the people within them shape intergroup relations in divided societies. He is also working on several projects examining the effects of scalable interventions for prejudice reduction, the electoral effects of conflict, the institutional origins of partisan polarization, and experimental methods. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Cambridge University Press, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and other journals.
Saumitra Jha, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor