Michael T. Heaney is a Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He is a political scientist who studies how social networks, social movements, interest groups, and political parties shape organizational processes and policy outcomes. With Fabio Rojas, he is author of Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2015). With Melody Shemtov and Marco Roldán, he is creator, producer, and writer of a documentary film, The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets (Bullfrog Films, 2017). His articles appear in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Social Networks, Science Advances, American Politics Research, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He has received research grants from sources such as the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation (USA), and the National Institute for Civil Discourse (USA).
Michael received a Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan and the University of Florida, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, and a Congressional Fellow for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.