Michael Heaney

Michael Heaney is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He earned his B.A. in Economics and M.P.P. from the University of Northern Iowa, M.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Professor Heaney researches the influence of social networks and movements, political parties, and interest groups on policy outcomes. Specifically, he focuses on the politics of interest groups and the mobilization of social movements.

Representative Publications

Heaney, Michael T., and Fabio Rojas. “Hybrid Activism: Social Movement Mobilization in a Multimovement Environment.” American Journal of Sociology 119.4 (2014): 1047-1103.

Goss, Kristin A., and Michael T. Heaney. “Organizing Women as Women: Hybridity and Grassroots Collective Action in the 21st Century.” Perspectives on Politics 8.01 (2010): 27-52.

Heaney, Michael T. “Issue Networks, Information, and Interest Group Alliances: The Case of Wisconsin Welfare Politics, 1993–99.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 4.3 (2004): 237-270.

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