Matthew Hall

Political Science

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Notre Dame, IN 46556
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David A. Potenziani Memorial Professor of Constitutional Studies; Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy

  • Politics in the workplace: how political interactions and values influence organizational behavior; how workplace experiences influence political attitudes and behavior
  • Supreme Court: nominations, deliberations, processes, Big Five personality traits of Justices, interactions between Justices, efficacy and implementation of rulings
  • Democracy: the Constitution, democratic culture, anti-democratic attitudes, and threats to American democracy
  • American politics: polarization, political persuasion, and political personality

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Midterm Madness Makes for a Dramatic '22 Election

"In a typical midterm election, the question is who will control Congress for the next two years," with voters commonly slapping down the party in power and forcing a party realignment in the legislative branch, says Matthew Hall, director of Notre Dame's Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.

Fact check: Mike Pence did not have the power to overturn 2020 election results, keep Trump in office

"Any claim that the vice president can unilaterally overturn the results of a presidential election is patently absurd,” Matthew Hall, a professor of constitutional studies and political science at the University of Notre Dame said via email.

Jan 6, 2025: The day democracy dies?

Matthew E. K. Hall is the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Professor of Constitutional Studies, Professor of Political Science, Concurrent Professor of Law, and Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.