Michael T. Heaney is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. 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 (Melofims, 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, American Politics Research, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He has received research grants from sources such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Civic Discourse, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity.
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 in for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.