Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Hannah Baron

Hannah Baron

Ph.D candidate in Comparative Politics

Hannah Baron is a fifth-year Ph.D candidate in Comparative Politics at Brown University. Her research examines policing, vigilantism, and justice attitudes in contexts of high crime and weak rule of law. Her dissertation analyzes citizen preferences vis-à-vis crime response and prevention in Mexico and Colombia. Collaborative work on these topics includes in-depth qualitative interviews, citizen surveys, a field experiment, and an original dataset, in progress, on contemporary lynchings in Mexico. She holds a B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality from Harvard.