Michelle D. WEITZEL
PhD, The New School for Social Research
Assistant Professor, International Relations/Political Science
At The New School, Michelle Weitzel trained in comparative politics and international relations and specialised in the political systems of the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Basel (2020–2022). Her research centres on violence, conflict, critical security studies, and affect and emotions in politics. Her current book project, entitled “Sound Politics: Affective Governance and the State”, draws on case studies in Palestine, Israel, Algeria, France and Morocco. In other research, she looks at the intersection of time, perception and mobility.