Evan Haglund joined the Department of Humanities faculty in August 2014 after completing a Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Prior to his graduate training, Evan was a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department, serving as the political-military officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and as a consular officer at the embassy in Accra, Ghana. He worked as a legislative analyst for a lobbying firm for two years after receiving his bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.
- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Political Science
- M.A., Vanderbilt University, Political Science
- B.A., University of Chicago, Public Policy Studies
- Public Policymaking
- Political Participation
- American Congress
- Principles of American Government
- Social Science Research Methods
- Transnational Threats
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “The Missing Element: Examining the Loyalty-Competence Nexus in Presidential Appointments,” with Yu Ouyang and Richard Waterman, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 47(1): 62-91 (2017).
- “Striped Pants versus Fat Cats: Ambassadorial Performance of Career Diplomats and Political Appointees,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 45(4): 653-678 (2015).
- “Waiting for the Watchdogs: Inspectors General and Presidential Appointment Strategies,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2016).
- “First Best, Last Worst: The Dynamics of Appointee Characteristics Over Intra-Presidential Time,” presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2015).
- “Help Wanted: Presidential Priorities in the Appointments Process,” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2014).
- “Striped Pants versus Fat Cats: Ambassadorial Performance of Career Diplomats and Political Appointees,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2014).
- “Politicization and Compliance with the Law: The Case of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998,” with David E. Lewis; presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2013).
- Center for Advanced Studies Summer Fellowship, U.S. Coast Guard Academy (2015)
- Vanderbilt Graduate School Dissertation Enhancement Grant (2013)
- Vanderbilt Graduate Leadership Academy participant (2013-2014)
- Vanderbilt graduate student representative, University of Melbourne Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership (GCALL) seminar (2012)
- Franklin Award, US Department of State (2007, 2010)