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Welcome! My name is Hannah and I am a Ph.D. candidate in American politics at the University of Notre Dame. I work primarily on U.S. state politics, with a particular focus on cue-taking in state legislatures. My other research interests include legislative behavior, representation, and network analysis. 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. During my time at Notre Dame, I have presented original research at conferences around North America, won numerous competitive grants, and led classes on American politics, Comparative politics, and International relations. I’m currently the independent instructor of a class on American state politics, and have also served as the teaching assistant for the graduate-level quantitative methods sequences in the Political Science Department and Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame. My published research has appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Political Analysis.

Feel free to contact me at hwilson2@nd.edu.