Dr. A. Hannibal Leach

Dr. A. Hannibal Leach is the Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fisk University. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford, MS. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Murray State University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Leach grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and attended the historic Pearl-Cohn Comprehensive High School in the footsteps of his grandparents and several other family members before him.

His work centers on the intersection between public opinion and international relations, with a particular focus on how domestic politics influences the formation of U.S. foreign policy. His other research interests include political theory, public administration, government and business relations, race and ethnic studies, and political representation. His forthcoming book explores the role social identity plays in shaping mass attitudes toward U.S. foreign policy. It argues that domestic groups choose to support U.S. foreign policies they believe will benefit people they socially identity with. Other projects in progress explore how situational identity salience influences the behavior of political leaders, and how it helps to shape the way in which America manages various international relationships on the world stage. His scholarly articles examine the implications of political trust, culture, and as well as topics in administrative behavior.

Dr. A. Hannibal Leach

Dr. A. Hannibal Leach
Assistant Professor of Political Science

PhD – University of Mississippi
MA – University of Mississippi
MPA – Murray State University
BA – Middle Tennessee State University

Department of History & Political Science
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1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

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