Hanna Brant

Hanna Brant
American Politics
Public Policy and Administration

BS, Political Science from Indiana State University 


My primary area of research is in American politics, with an emphasis on Congress. My current projects examine legislative careers, with a particular focus on the differences among Republican and Democratic legislators, and the issue expertise of congressional staffers. 

Selected Publications: 

Brant, Hanna K., Theodore J. Masthay, and L. Marvin Overby. 2017. “Joining the Great Majority: An Analysis of Senate Deaths, 1919-2015.” Forthcoming at Social Science Quarterly.

Schmitt, Carly A., and Hanna K. Brant. 2017. “Ambition, Gender, and Legislative Behavior in the U.S. House.” Forthcoming at the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy.

Brant, Hanna K., Nathan Myers, and Katherine L. Runge. 2017. “Promotion, Protection, and Entrepreneurship: Stakeholder Participation and Policy Change in the 21st Century Cures Initiative.” Politics & Policy 45(3): 372-404.

Papers and Presentations: 

MPSA 2017: 

      "Filling the Void: Retired Senators and Their Successors" (with Theodore J. Masthay and L. Marvin Overby)

      "Gender, Representation, and Issue Expertise Among Congressional Bureaucrats" (with Lael Keiser)