Professor Weeks' research and teaching interests focus on the domestic politics of foreign policy, the domestic and international politics of authoritarian regimes, and public opinion about foreign policy.Her research has appeared in or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and World Politics. Her book, Dictators at War and Peace, explores the domestic politics of international conflict in dictatorships, and was published in 2014 in the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series at Cornell University Press.
Professor Weeks received her B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University in 2001, a Master’s degree in international history from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2003, and a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 2009. Prior to joining the Wisconsin faculty, Professor Weeks was an Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University.
Jessica Weeks, Sarah E. Croco "War Outcomes and Leader Tenure." World Politics, 68(4), October2016.
Vilas Associates Award.
2018 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the International Studies Association.
Named Honored Instructor in Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program.
Honored Instructor in UW Housing's Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program