Ben Hammond studies American politics with a focus on political institutions. He is particularly interested in the politics of the federal budget. Before coming to Princeton, Ben served as senior staff on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and also held positions as professional staff on House and Senate appropriations subcommittees. He was a Stennis Fellow for the 114th Congress. Ben has experience in transatlantic relations as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow working in the German Bundestag with a focus on the German budget process. Ben graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in international studies and history.

Selected Honors and Awards

Parker D. Handy Fellowship, Princeton University (2016-17)

John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow, Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership (2015-16)

Civil Commendation, Berlin, Germany Police Department (2011)

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship (2011-12)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary Foundation (2007)

Taylor Medalist in Liberal Arts, University of Mississippi (2006)

Sally McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College Scholar, University of Mississippi (2006)

Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, University of Mississippi (2006)

Croft Scholarship (2002-06)