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Faculty Fellow

John Mark Hansen

Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science University of Chicago


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John Mark Hansen is one of the nation's leading scholars of American politics. He is the author of three books: The City in a Garden: A Guide to the History of Hyde Park and Kenwood(2020); Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America (1993), with Steven Rosenstone; and Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919-1981 (1991). Hansen's current research focuses on public opinion, public budgeting, and politicians' inferences from the outcomes of elections. In addition to his distinguished scholarship, Hansen is an experienced administrator. He has served as Dean of the Social Sciences Division, as Chairman of the Political Science Department, and as Associate Provost for Education and Research. Hansen received a BA in 1981 from the University of Kansas, an MPhil in 1983, and the PhD in 1987 from Yale University.

To learn more about John Mark Hansen's research and publications, please visit his profile page at the Department of Political Science.


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2022 – 2023