Hannah Early Bagdanov is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame specializing in Comparative Politics. She is also a Graduate Student Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Hannah specializes in Middle East politics, and her current work focuses on state and non-state public goods provision in areas of conflict over sovereignty and self-determination. In addition to extensive time spent in the region, her previous work has considered the effectiveness of US aid to Israel/Palestine and how aid effectiveness is shaped by conflict dynamics. Hannah has a BA from Westmont College in Political Science. Hannah’s research areas include state capacity and formation, non-state governance, religion, and minority politics in the Middle East.
Areas of Interest: state capacity and formation, political violence and non-state governance, religion, identity, minority politics, Middle East politics