Welcome! My name is Hannah and I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. I earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2022. I work primarily on legislative and state-level politics with a secondary focus on quantitative methodology. My broader research agenda concerns political networks, institutional mediators of elite behavior, and modeling dependent data – for example, behavioral diffusion, multilevel networks, and visualization. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated with honors from Indiana University Bloomington in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and French.
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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