Hanna K. Brant
I am currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Missouri with concentrations in American Politics and Public Policy and Administration.
My dissertation examines how personnel management of staff impacts legislatures. I explore this dynamic at both the congressional and state level within the United States through the lens of staff turnover.
I also have substantive interests in understanding how congressional staffers supplement congressional capacity to draft legislation and conduct oversight, the contours of political careers of members of Congress, and the impact of women in legislatures. My research 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, 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.