Alec Hahus specializes in international relations and comparative politics, with research interests in international relations theory, security, political economy, religion and politics, and nationalism/identity.  He is a graduate fellow with the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and a graduate affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.  His dissertation explores the effect of great power politics on international finance, particularly how security competition shapes the flow of capital in the global economy. 

Beyond his dissertation, Alec is currently working on several different projects, including the impact of economic crises on state involvement in religion, political backlash to inward FDI, and the how great power competition influenced the development of capitalism.  Prior to his studies at Notre Dame, Alec received an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in International Studies and History from Centre College.