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 U.S. state politics, with a substantive focus on legislative policymaking. My other research interests include legislative behavior, representation, and network analysis – particularly networks of influence and diffusion. 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 North America and most recently taught a course on American state politics during the spring 2020 semester. 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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