Hayley Munir, Ph.D. – Albright College

Hayley Munir, Ph.D.

Hayley Munir, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Roessner Hall

Ph.D. – Binghamton University (State University of New York)

M.A.  – Binghamton University (State University of New York)

B.A.  – William Woods University


Hayley Munir is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from Binghamton University (SUNY). She completed her undergraduate degree at a liberal arts college where she experienced firsthand the impact that student-centered institutions can have on preparing a student for life after college.

She specializes in judicial politics at the state trial court level. Her current research examines the effects of institutional features on fairness in the judicial process. She collected the first dataset of state trial court election results for all US states from 1976-2016. She also studies courts in the comparative context.

Areas of Expertise


  • American Politics
  • Judicial Politics
  • State Trial Courts
  • Research Methodology

Areas of Research

  • ​Law and Courts
  • Judicial Elections
  • Prosecutor Elections
  • Comparative Courts

Courses Taught

  • Judicial Selection
  • Analyzing Politics Using R
  • Legal Actors in the Criminal Justice System
  • The Constitution and Criminal Law
  • Politics of the Supreme Court
  • Comparative Judicial Politics


Seyis, Didem and Hayley Munir. 2020. “Judiciary Under Attack: Populists in Government and the Independence of the Judiciary.” In The Ideational Approach to Populism: Consequences and Mitigation, eds. Eliza Hawkins and Kirk Hawkins. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.