Rice University, Houston, TX

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Expected May 2024
  • M.A., Political Science, May 2021

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

  • B.A., Art History, May 2017 – Thesis: Hitler’s Politics of State-Owned Art during WWII
  • B.S., Political Science, May 2017 – Thesis: A New World Order: An Examination of Interventions during Humanitarian Crises Post-WWII
  • Cum Laude

Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

  • A.A. Liberal Arts, May 2011

In Review or Revision

Hernandez, Allegra E. and James M. Scott. “Costly Signals? Democracy Aid Shocks and Politicial Repression, 1982 – 2013.”

Working Papers

Eckel, Catherine C., Allegra E. Hernandez, Rick K. Wilson. “Trust in the Time of Covid.”

Eckel, Catherine C., Allegra E. Hernandez, Rick K. Wilson. “Stability of Trust Preferences.”

Hernandez, Allegra E. “Causally Identifying the Role of Culture and Institutions in Shaping Trust.”

Conference Presentations

2021: MPSA

2019: ISA-Midwest

External Fellowships

American Political Science Association Diversity Fellowship (2020-2021)


Chapman University Visiting Student Workshop in Experimental Economics (2021)

Statistical Training and Research Techniques at Rice University Workshop (2021)

Grants and Awards

Department of State Meritoritous Honor Award (2016)

Political Science Department Research Grant (2016)

Thisthlewaite Memorial Travel Grant (2016)

Software, Training, and Languages

Stata, R, and LaTeX

Albanian (beginner) and Spanish (nearing proficiency)

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant

  • POLI 210 – Introduction to American Government and Politics with John Alford (Spring 2022)
  • POLI 211 – Introduction to International Relations with Songying Fang (Spring 2021)

Arts and Crafts Teacher

  • Red Mountain Middle School, Deming, NM (Spring 2018)


Visiting Student Weekend Coordinator (Spring 2022)

Human Rights Working Group Chair (Fall 2020 – Fall 2021)

Department of Political Science Graduate Student Association Co-Founder and President (Fall 2019 – Fall 2021)

Minorities in Social Sciences Department Representative (Fall 2019 – Present)

Visiting Student Weekend Coordinator (Spring 2020)

Selected Policy Projects

Efforts to Enhance Regional Stability – Department of State (2017)

Efforts to Increase Journalistic Freedom in Zambia – Department of State (2017)

Standard Procedures for Human Rights and Law Enforcement Vetting – Department of State (2016)

Border Security Update in Albania – Department of State (2016)

Selected Prior Non-Academic Professional Experience

Department of State U.S. Embassy – Lusaka, Zambia

  • Public Affairs Office Intern (June – July 2017)

Department of State U.S. Embassy, Tirana, Albania

  • Administrative Clerk (April – August 2016)
  • Regional Security Office Intern (January – April 2016)