Hannah Early Bagdanov

Hannah Early Bagdanov

Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, International Relations



Areas of Interest: State formation, political violence, religion/identity/minority politics, Middle East politics

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. Hannah currently serves as the graduate Comparative Politics Field Representative and as a member on the Committee for Inclusive Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.