Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College

About John Mark Hansen

John Mark Hansen, whose research focuses on interest groups, citizen activism, and public opinion, joined the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy faculty in 2013.

One of the nation's leading scholars of American politics, Hansen is the author of two books: Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America with Steven Rosenstone—for which he received the Outstanding Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists; and Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919–1981. In 1999, he received the Heinz Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for the Best Article Published in the American Political Science Review in 1998. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to his distinguished scholarship, Hansen is an experienced administrator. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago. Previously at the University of Chicago, Hansen served as Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, Chairman of the Political Science Department, and Associate Provost for Education and Research.