Dr. Kathryn Haglin

Kathryn Haglin
Professional Title
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kathryn Haglin earned her PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2018. While a graduate student, she was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on science communication and based at Yale Law School. 

Dr. Haglin's research examines public opinion and political behavior in American politics. In particular, she is interested in individual motivations and how motivations shape people's attitudes toward political matters. She applies this focus to a broad set of research questions related to the politics of science, social welfare policy, and the intersection between public opinion and political institutions. Her academic work spans a variety of fields and can be found in journals such as Political Behavior, Climatic Change, Science and Public Policy, and Health Communication. When not being a political scientist, Dr. Haglin enjoys adventures on the Superior Hiking Trail, watching college football, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her rambunctious cat, Mel.