Hannah M. Alarian's research focuses on the comparative politics of belonging, examining the relationships among public policy and individual behavior shaping global migration, naturalization, and immigrant incorporation. 

Her current project addresses how migrants integrate within their host societies arguing economic integration is foundational to civic belonging. Drawing upon aggregate, panel, and experimental data across twenty-seven advanced democracies over a period of fifteen years, Dr. Alarian examines thousands of migrants across Western Europe in aggregate. In addition, three different panel surveys conducted in the United States and Germany elucidate how migrants integrate over time. Using a breadth of methodological techniques, she concludes sharpening economic integration and employment in particular increases the likelihood a migrant will achieve integration in other areas.

Alongside this project, Dr. Alarian maintains an active research agenda across comparative politics. Her work can be read in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and presented at multiple political science conferences. 

Articles in Refereed Journals

"Dual citizenship policy and migration flow: An origin story" (with Sara W. Goodman), in Comparative Political Studies

"Citizenship in hard times: Intra-EU naturalisation and the Euro crisis" in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Invited Contributions

"What’s in a Question? Consequences of Citizenship in the United States Census" for GLOBALCIT

Navigating the Post-Doc Job Market” for APSA Political Science Now

Invited Talks

"Sovereign Debt Crisis in the Transatlantic Arena." Roundtable speaker at University of Illinois, European Union Studies Conference.

"National belonging and attitudes toward multiculturalism." (with Sara W. Goodman) Presented at Yale University: Comparative Approaches to the Study of Immigration, Ethnicity and Integration.

"Working to Integrate: Migrant Employment, Belonging, and Participation in Advanced Democracies." Presented at GESIS.

Selected Professional Presentations

“Political Inclusion and Citizenship: Evidence from the European Union.”  Paper presented at the 2019 annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

"Unlocking integration: Employment, belonging, and political motivation." Paper presented at the 2017 annual conference of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

"Economic integration: The foundation to migrant integration." Paper presented at the 2017 annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC.

"National belonging and attitudes toward multiculturalism" (with Sara W. Goodman) Paper presented at the annual 2016 conference of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA.

"The sending state: Dual citizenship policy as a push factor in migration flow" (with Sara W. Goodman) Paper presented at the annual 2015 conference of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

"The threat next door: Effects of identity and policy on attitudes toward immigrants in Western Europe" Paper presented at the annual 2014 conference of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA.

"Changing American tolerance of Middle Eastern immigrants: The negative effects of national identity." (with J. Edwards) Poster presented at the 2012 annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

"American attitudes toward Middle Eastern immigrants: Effects of threat, nationalism, and permeability" (with J. Edwards) Poster presented at the 2011 annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.