Jeff Harden


I am the Andrew J. McKenna Family Professor in the Department of Political Science, Concurrent Professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and Faculty Affiliate of the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society at the University of Notre Dame.

My areas of specialty are American politics and political methodology. My research agenda in American politics focuses on legislative institutions and political representation, public policy diffusion, and state politics. My methodology interests include network inference and the interpretation and communication of statistical analyses.

I co-direct the Representation and Politics in Legislatures Lab with Rachel Porter. I am also a co-editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly and co-editor of Cambridge Studies in American Legislatures.