Hahrie Han


Office Location

Ellison 3713


American Politics, Environmental Politics, Political Organizations, Civic and Political Engagement, Politics of Social Policy, Political Behavior

Faculty in Political Science


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005


Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2005-2015, she was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University from 2009-2011. She specializes in the study of civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change, focusing particularly on the role that civic associations play in mobilizing participation in politics and building power for social and political change. Her research focuses particularly on social policy, environmental issues, and democratic revitalization.


Han's P3 lab is a research lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara dedicated to examining the way civic and political organizations can make the participation of ordinary people Possible, Probable, and Powerful. The lab focus on a wide range of issues, but look particularly at environmental, racial, and economic justice issues.