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 should we decide where to put things that society needs, but nobody wants nearby? In Fall 2018, I will join the faculty of Baruch College, CUNY as Assistant Professor of Political Science with a focus in Public Policy.

Contact me at: Michael Hankinson mhankins@oberlin.edu @msghankinson