About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow of Quantitative Policy Analysis in the Department of Politics at Oberlin College. In May 2017, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University, a joint program between the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government. My research grapples with the effect of scale on democracy. How does the scale, spatial or numerical, of a political institution affect individual behavior and policy outcomes? 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