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Daniel J. Galvin

Associate Professor and Institute for Policy Research Fellow

B.A.: Brandeis University, 1999; Ph.D.: Yale University, 2006
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): American presidency; political parties; labor politics; American political development

Program Area(s): American Politics

Regional Specialization(s): United States

Subfield Specialties: American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Political Parties


Daniel Galvin's research focuses on the development of political institutions, political organizations, and public policy in the United States. He is the author of Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush (Princeton University Press, 2010), numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and coeditor of Rethinking Political Institutions: the Art of the State (NYU Press, 2006). His current research examines the changing politics of workers’ rights.

BooksBook Cover: Presidential Party Building by Daniel Galvin

  • Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).
  • Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State, co-edited with Ian Shapiro and Stephen Skowronek (New York: NYU Press, 2006).

Select Publications


  • Russell Sage Foundation grant for "The New Politics of Workers’ Rights," 2017-2019
  • Best Paper on Public Policy Award, 2016 for "Deterring Wage Theft: Alt-Labor, State Politics, and the Policy Determinants of Minimum Wage Compliance.”
  • E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching (highest teaching award given by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences), 2015
  • Emerging Scholar Award, APSA Political Organizations and Parties section, 2012 (“Awarded to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last seven years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise.”)
  • Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern University, 2011, 2010
  • R. Barry Farrell Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Political Science, 2010

Courses taught

  • American Government and Politics (220)
  • The American Presidency (320)
  • U.S. Party Development (395)
  • American Political Development (419)
  • The Presidency (414)
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