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College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

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Hans J.G. Hassell

Assistant Professor

Office: Bellamy 558
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CV: Hans J.G. Hassell CV

Personal Statement:

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. My research focuses on political institutions and specifically on political parties and their role in electoral politics. In particular, I study the role of parties in shaping the field of candidates and controlling the outcomes of political primaries and nominations for the US House and Senate. I am also interested in how the contextual political environment, especially aspects such as race, ethnicity, and immigration, shape political behaviors and outcomes. I am the author of The Party's Primary: Control of Congressional Nominations which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. My work has also been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and other academic journals.


Ph.D. UC-San Diego, 2012; M.A. UC-San Diego, 2010; BA Pomona College, 2007

Areas of Interest:

Political Parties, Political Behavior, Campaigns and Elections

Selected Publications:

The Party's Primary: Control of Congressional Nominations, Cambridge University Press, 2018