Daniel J. Galvin Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Research Interest(s): American presidency; political parties; labor politics; American political development
Program Area(s): American Politics
Regional Specialization(s): United States
Department Strength(s): American Political Development; Political Parties; Comparative Historical Analysis
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 effects of organized labor’s decline on public policy, party politics, and the working poor.
Galvin has won the “Emerging Scholar Award” from the American Political Science Association’s Political Organizations and Parties section, the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching from Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, the R. Barry Farrell Teaching Award from the Department of Political Science, and was twice elected by the Northwestern student body to the Faculty Honor Roll.
Galvin currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Political Science department and is affiliated with the Comparative-Historical Social Science program. He is a co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary Political Parties Working Group and the American Politics Workshop.
- 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).
- "Deterring Wage Theft: Alt-Labor, State Politics, and the Policy Determinants of Minimum Wage Compliance." Perspectives on Politics, 14, no. 2 (June 2016), pp. 324-350. (Published by Cambridge University Press.)
- Winner of the Best Paper on Public Policy Award, APSA section on Public Policy
- "Qualitative Methods and American Political Development." In The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development, Richard Valelly, Suzanne Mettler, and Robert Lieberman, eds. (2015)
- "Presidents as Agents of Change." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 44, 1 (2014): 95–119.
- "Presidential Partisanship Reconsidered: Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford and the Rise of Polarized politics." Political Research Quarterly 66, 1 (2013): 46–60.
- "The Transformation of Political Institutions: Investments in Institutional Resources and Gradual Change in the National Party Committees." Studies in American Political Development 26, 1 (2012): 50–70.
- "Changing Course: Reversing the Organizational Trajectory of the Democratic Party from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama." The Forum 6, 2 (2008).
- "Presidential Politicization and Centralization across the Modern-Traditional Divide." Polity 36 (2004):477–504. With Collen Shogan.
- 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
- American Government and Politics (220)
- The American Presidency (320)
- Dynamics of Party Change in the U.S. (395)
- American Political Development (419)
- The Presidency (414)