Welcome! My name is Hannah and I’m a Ph.D. candidate in American politics at the University of Notre Dame. I work primarily on American institutions with a secondary focus on political methodology. I am especially interested in state-level politics, particularly the legislative process. My broader research agenda concerns elite behavior, representation, and methods for dependent data – including models of diffusion, multilevel networks, and visualization. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated with honors from Indiana University Bloomington in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French.
While at Notre Dame, I’ve presented my work at conferences around the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, I taught an independent course on American state politics during spring 2020. I’ve also led a variety of introductory classes on American politics, Comparative politics, and International relations and previously served as the teaching assistant for the graduate-level quantitative methods sequences in the Department of Political Science and Keough School of Global Affairs. You can find my published research in the peer-reviewed journal Political Analysis.
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