Hannah S. Chapman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her research and teaching are in the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union. Her dissertation, “Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia,” examines the role of elite-mass communication in bolstering support for authoritarian regimes. A paper from the dissertation was awarded Best Paper in the “Information Technology & Politics” section of the American Political Science Association in 2017.
Her broader research interests include comparative political behavior and public opinion, political communication, authoritarianism, post-Soviet politics, media, women and politics, and quantitative methodology. Her work has been featured in Democratization. She recently contributed to The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.
Best Conference Paper Award, Information Technology and Politics section of APSA
Wisconsin-Mellon Summer Dissertation Fellowship
Title VIII Advanced Research Fellowship