Hannah is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Hannah has conducted research on multiculture and multiculturalism, local government policy-making, community cohesion policy, migration policy, voluntary and community sector organising, regeneration and urban studies, and diversity and inequality. She was Principal Investigator on the Economic and Social Research Council funded project "Go Home": Mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office Immigration Campaigns, working with colleagues at six other universities across the UK. A book based on this research will be published in April 2017 by Manchester University Press.
Hannah's first book, Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government (Policy Press, 2013) won the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in UK sociology. With colleagues Khursheed Wadia and Vicki Squire, Hannah is co-organiser of the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network. Prior to her academic career, Hannah worked in London local government and continues to be active in making links between university-based social research and the wider world.