Media

My working paper, When Do Renters Behave Like Homeowners? , was profiled in CityLab (February 9, 2017).

My Social Forces article , co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown, is part of an amicus brief filed to the United States Supreme Court in support of a robust enforcement of the Fair Housing Act (October 10, 2016).

The American Sociological Association published a Work in Progress post of my research on racial segregation's effect on subprime lending, co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown (June 14, 2016).

The New York Times interviewed me and discussed my dissertation research as applied to the San Francisco housing market (April 17, 2016).

The Harvard Inequality and Social Policy Program profiled my San Francisco exit poll project, funded by the Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative (October 4, 2015).

Quartz featured my Social Forces article, co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown, on racial segregation and the subprime mortgage crisis (April 16, 2015).

About Me

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University, a joint program between the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government. My dissertation focuses on how political behavior can both create, but also help address social problems through public policy. Prior to Harvard, I graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar with a B.A. in Government and Environment Thought & Practice.

Contact me at: Michael Hankinson 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 mhankins@fas.harvard.edu @msghankinson