Hahrie Han

Anton Vonk Associate Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara

Change, Agency & Learning: Moving to Action

Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in the study of collective action, social change, and democratic revitalization, particularly as it pertains to social justice and environmental issues. In carrying out her work, she seeks to develop the leadership of younger scholars and practitioners, especially women and people of color.

She has published three books: How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2014), Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality inAmerican Politics (Stanford University Press, 2009). Her award-winning work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and numerous other publications.