Hannah Peterson

Honorary PhD Scholar


Hannah Peterson is a Cambridge Trust International Scholarship recipient and an Honorary Woolf PhD Scholar who will commence her studies at Clare Hall in October 2023.

Hannah's research focuses on how religious nationalist movements negotiate and gain traction across faith borders. Specifically, her study compares the mechanisms by which Christian Nationalist discourse and culture are translated and adopted by members of two non-Evangelical religious groups in the United States - Orthodox Jews and Latter Day Saints - in the context of the 2024 presidential election. Hannah is supervised by Prof. Patrick Baert at the Department of Sociology.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Hannah completed an MA in Sociology and Anthropology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at Bar Ilan University. She also interned at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New York, where she worked on General Assembly Second Committee resolutions related to agriculture and sustainable development.

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