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Hilary Izatt

Assistant Professor

Political Science


Hilary Izatt received her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2023. Her research interests focus on comparative political behavior, political psychology and authoritarianism, with expertise in Asia and the United States. She also works on large lab-in-the-field experimental projects focusing on the political implications and effects of political inequality. She joined the Binghamton faculty in the fall of 2023 and teaches courses on authoritarianism, experimental methods and comparative politics in Asia.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Michigan
  • M.A. Government, Georgetown University
  • M.A. Korean Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
  • B.A. Political Science, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Experimental methods in social science
  • Political psychology
  • Comparative political behavior
  • Comparative authoritarianism
  • The United States, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Teaching Interests

  • Comparative authoritarianism
  • Comparative politics of Asia
  • Democratic decay in the United States
  • Survey and experimental methods


  • NSF (APSA) Dissertation Improvement Grant

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