Maye Henning, Ph.D. | University of Portland

Maye Henning, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science and Global Affairs

Maye Henning

Maye Henning received a bachelor’s degree in political science and human rights from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. Maye researches and teaches on topics in American politics, including American political development, constitutional law, American empire, and race and American politics. Her dissertation work focused on citizenship and American empire in the U.S. territories during the 20th century. Her research is supported by Johns Hopkins University and the Dirksen Congressional Center. She recently spent a semester at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford as a Junior Visiting Scholar. At Johns Hopkins University, she won a Deans Teaching Fellowship to design and teach a course on her research, titled The Politics of American Empire. Outside of her scholarly work, Maye plays the cello and enjoys baking, yoga, and hiking with her family.