Post-Doctoral Fellow

Hannah Walker

Hannah Walker is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Prisons and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University, and she will join the faculty at Rutgers University as an assistant professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2017. Her fields of expertise are American Politics, Racial and Ethnic Politics, and Political Methodology. Her current book project, Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation and Race, explores the impact of experiences with the criminal justice system on political participation among whites, Blacks and Latinos.  Where other scholars find that negative experiences with the system lead individuals to withdraw from voting, Hannah finds that even though individuals might not vote these same experiences can catalyze other types of political action. She received her BA in Public Affairs from Washington State University in 2009, and a Masters of Public Policy from Rutgers in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2016.