Graduate Students

Brian T. Hamel

Contact Information

Office  3244 Bunche Hall


B.A., Political Science (with Honors), American University, 2016

Fields of Study

I study American Politics with broad interests in political parties, money in politics, and campaigns and elections.

Grants and Awards

New Initiatives Grant in Election Sciences, MIT Election Science and Data Lab, 2017-2019 (with Jan E. Leighley and Robert M. Stein)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016-2019

Outstanding Scholarship at the Undergraduate Level, American University, 2016

Prestage-Cook Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association, 2016

Advanced Empirical Research on Politics for Undergraduates Program, Society for Political Methodology, 2015-2016


American Political Science Association: 2016, 2017 (scheduled)

Midwest Political Science Association: 2015, 2017

Society for Political Methodology: 2016 (poster)

Southern Political Science Association: 2016

Summer Conference on Election Science, Reform, and Administration: 2017

Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop: 2017 (scheduled)


Lynn Vavreck


Panagopoulos, Costas, Jan E. Leighley, and Brian T. Hamel. Forthcoming. "Are Voters Mobilized by a 'Friend-and-Neighbor' on the Ballot? Evidence from a Field Experiment." Political Behavior.