Daniel J. Galvin
Associate Professor and Institute for Policy Research Fellow
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.
- 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.
- 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
- American Government and Politics (220)
- The American Presidency (320)
- U.S. Party Development (395)
- American Political Development (419)
- The Presidency (414)