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Welcome! My name is Chagai Weiss and I am Political Science graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am also a research affiliate of the Election Research Center. My interests lie in the intersection of ethnic politics and political behavior, with a regional focus on the Middle East.

In my research I use novel data, and methods of causal inference to understand how individuals react to ethnic diversity, and how minority representation within state institutions can reduce prejudice in divided societies. I am also working on several projects examining the electoral effects of combatant deaths, and the micro-level causes of urban violence.

When not working, I enjoy running, cooking and exploring new music.