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Hannah S. Chapman

Ph.D. Candidate
Comparative Politics
Political Methodology
Research Interests: 
comparative political behavior, Political Communication, authoritarianism, information communication technologies, Public Opinion, post-Soviet politics, women in politics, Experiments, research design, quantitative methodology

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Hannah S. Chapman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her research and teaching are in the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union. Her dissertation, “Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia,” examines the role of elite-mass communication in bolstering support for authoritarian regimes. A paper from the dissertation was awarded Best Paper in the “Information Technology & Politics” section of the American Political Science Association in 2017.

Her broader research interests include comparative political behavior and public opinion, political communication, authoritarianism, post-Soviet politics, media, women and politics, and quantitative methodology. Her work has been featured in Democratization. She recently contributed to The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.