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Rebecca J. HannaganRebecca J. Hannagan

American Government (Women and Politics, Political Psychology and Biopolitical Behavior)

Office:
Zulauf Hall 401
(815) 753-1011
rhannaga@niu.edu

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Overview of Scholarly Activity

Dr. Rebecca J. Hannagan is a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska. Dr. Hannagan joined the faculty of Political Science in 2006 and became an Associate of the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault in 2010. She specializes in the underpinnings of political attitudes and behavior with particular focus on gender differences, and also the behavioral implications of gender group dynamics. Her research has been published in Political Behavior, Politics & Gender, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, The Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, Sex Roles, and other journals and edited volumes. Dr. Hannagan was the principle investigator on a National Science Foundation grant for approximately $95,000, undertaking the study of gender dynamics in local government decision making. At NIU she teaches courses in Political Psychology, Gender Politics, and American Government.

Selected Publications

Hannagan, Rebecca J., Levente Littvay, & Sebastian Popa. 2014. “Theorizing Sex Differences in Political Knowledge: Insights from a Twin Study.” Politics & Gender, forthcoming.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., Monica Schneider, & Jill Greenlee.  2012.  “NewResearch on Gender and Political Psychology: Data, Methods, and Theoretical Implications.” PS: Political Science andPolitics, 45 (2): 232-237. 

Hannagan, Rebecca J., & Holly Arrow. 2011.  “Reengineering Gender Relations in Modern Militaries: An Evolutionary Perspective.”  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12 (3): 305-323. 

Hannagan, Rebecca J., & Christopher W. Larimer. 2010. “Does Gender Composition Affect Group Decision Outcomes? Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Political Behavior, 32 (1): 51-67.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., & Christopher W. Larimer. 2010.  “Gender Differences in “Follower Behavior”: Perceptions of Ambition and Outcome Satisfaction in Two Laboratory Experiments.”  Politics and the Life Sciences, 29 (2):40-54.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., Levente Littvay & Jamie Pimlott.  2010.  “Does an EMILY’s List endorsement predict electoral success, or does EMILY pick the winners?”  PS: Political Science and Politics, 43 (3): 503-508.

Shultziner, Doron, Thomas Stevens, Martin Stevens, Brian Stewart, Rebecca J. Hannagan & Giulia Saltini-Semerari. 2010.“The Causes and Scope of Political Egalitarianism during the Last Glacial: Amulti-disciplinary perspective.” Biology & Philosophy, 25 (3):319-346.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., & Christopher W. Larimer. 2010.  “Does Gender Composition Affect Group Decision Outcomes?  Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Political Behavior, 32 (1): 51-67.

Hannagan, Rebecca J.  2008.  “Genes, Brains and Gendered Behavior: Rethinking Power and Politics in Response to Condit, Liesen and Vandermassen.”  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 59: 504-511.

Hannagan, Rebecca J. & Peter K. Hatemi. 2008.  “The Threat of Genes: A Comment on Evan Charney’s ‘Genes and Ideologies’.”  Perspectives on Politics, 6 (2): 329-335.

Hannagan, Rebecca J.  2008.  “Gendered Political Behavior: A Darwinian Feminist Approach.”  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 59:465-475.

Larimer, Christopher W., Rebecca J. Hannagan & Kevin B. Smith.  2007.  “Balancing Ambition and Gender among Decision Makers.”  The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 614 (1): 56-73.