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Hanna K. Brant


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. Prior to joining the faculty at Geneseo, I earned my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri with concentrations in American politics and public administration. 


My research explores the careers of elected and unelected representatives in U.S. legislatures. My dissertation and related projects study the importance of legislative staffs in supplementing capacity in legislatures. Other ongoing projects examine the careers of members of Congress and state legislators, and the impacts that career decisions have on legislative politics. An overarching theme connecting the components of my research agenda is a specific interest on the impact of gender on career decisions.


My work has been supported by the Dirksen Congressional Center and the Center for Effective Lawmaking and is published or forthcoming in journals such as Congress & the Presidency, the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and Social Science Quarterly. 

I am originally from Indiana and completed a bachelors at Indiana State University in Political Science with minors in Women's Studies and Civic Leadership.




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