Erik Hanson

Postdoctoral Scholar - Teaching Fellow
Erik Hanson
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Erik Hanson is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at University of Southern California. He received a PhD in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A in Political Science from University of Michigan. He studies representation, state legislatures, inequality, and Race, Ethnicity, & Politics. His dissertation contributes to the literature on state legislatures by taking a mixed methods, interstate, and institutional approach to studying representation. His work has been presented at APSA, WPSA, MPSA, and the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium, among others.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/2022
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan, 5/2014
  • PostDoctoral Appointments

    • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of Southern California, 08/2022 –