Holley E. Hansen

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

203 Murray Hall

Professional Website

Research Interests

Ethnic & Communal Politics
Comparative Democracy
Conflict & Conflict Mediation
Technology & Teaching  

PhD, University of Iowa, 2009
Her research focuses on identity conflicts and conflict mediation, with an emphasis on how minority groups impact the political process in emerging democracies.  Her more recent work examines ethnic interactions and violence, including the relationship between ethniity and terrorism.  She is especially passionate about undergraduate research, and has acted as a research mentor and co-author to a number of Wentz Research Award recipients and other undergraduates pursuing independent research projects.
Recent Publications
  • Hansen, Holley E., Stephen C. Nemeth, and Jacob A. Mauslein. Forthcoming. Ethnic political exclusion and terrorism: Analyzing the local conditions for violence. Conflict Management and Peace Science.
  • Hansen, Holley E. 2015. The Impact of Blog-Style Writing on Student Learning Outcomes: A Pilot Study. The Journal of Political Science Education, 1-17.