Hahrie C. Han

Johns Hopkins University
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Political Science

Hahrie Han is the Inaugural Director of the SNF Agora Institute, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the P3 Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in the study of organizing, movements, civic engagement, and democracy.

Her books include Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in 21st Century America; How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century; Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America; and Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality in American Politics. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of the American Medical Association, and numerous other outlets.

As part of her commitment to making academic work relevant to the world of practice, Han co-founded the Center for Democracy and Organizing and serves on the boards of organizations including Citizen University, the Scholars Strategy Network, and the Climate Advocacy Lab. She has partnered with a range of civic and political organizations and movements in the United States and around the world, including in Australia, Europe, and New Zealand. In her work, Han seeks to develop the leadership of younger scholars and practitioners, especially women and people of color.

She received her Ph.D. in American Politics from Stanford University and her B.A. in American History and Literature from Harvard University. 

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