American Politics (Women and Politics, Political Psychology, and Biopolitical Behavior)
Zulauf Hall 401
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 Women's Studies and an Associate of the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault in 2010. She specializes in the biological underpinnings of political attitudes and behavior with particular focus on gender differences. Her research has been published in Political Behavior, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Politics and the Life Sciences, The Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, Sex Roles, Biology and Philosophy, 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, Biopolitics, and American Government.
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): Forthcoming.
Hannagan, Rebecca J., & Holly Arrow. 2011. “Reengineering Gender Relations in Modern Militaries: An Evolutionary Perspective.” Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12 (3): 305-323. Larimer,Christopher W., & Rebecca J. Hannagan. 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.