Hans Noel’s research is on political coalitions, political parties, and ideology, with a focus on the United States. He is the author of Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and a co-author of The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform (University of Chicago Press, 2008). He is interested in the way that a focus on competing policy demands helps explain political parties, coalition building, and coordination. Noel blogs on political parties and related issues at Mischiefs of Faction.
Noel was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 2008 to 2010. 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.