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About Hans Noel

Hans Noel's research is concerned with political coalitions, political parties and ideology, with a focus on the United States. He is the co-author of The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform. He is working on a policy-centered general theory of political parties and on the application of social network analysis to political coalitions and coordination. He is completing a book on the role of ideology in party politics.
Noel was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 2008 to 2010, where he studied prohibition politics. Before coming to Georgetown, Noel was a fellow in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from UCLA. From 1994 to 1997, Noel worked for a daily newspaper in Virginia. He is the co-director/co-producer of the award-winning feature film "The Rest of Your Life."


Present Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

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