Daniel J. Galvin
Research Interest(s): American political development, workers’ rights, labor politics, U.S. presidency, political parties, multi-method research
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 co-editor 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).
- “The Political Effects of Policy Drift: Policy Stalemate and American Political Development,” with Jacob S. Hacker. Studies in American Political Development 34, 1 (2020).
- “Party Domination and Base Mobilization: Donald Trump and Republican Party Building in a Polarized Era,” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics (Summer 2020).
- “From Labor Law to Employment Law: The Changing Politics of Workers’ Rights,” Studies in American Political Development 33, 1 (April 2019): 50-86. (Winner of the Mary Parker Follett Prize for Best Article, APSA Politics and History section.)
- “Let’s Not Conflate APD with Political History, and Other Reflections on ‘Causal Inference and American Political Development,’” Public Choice (July 2019): 1-16.
- “The Democrats’ Misplaced Faith in Policy Feedback,” with Chloe N. Thurston. The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 15, 2 (2017): 333-344.
- “Deterring Wage Theft: Alt-Labor, State Politics, and the Policy Determinants of Minimum Wage Compliance,” Perspectives on Politics 14, 2 (2016): 324-350. (Winner of the 2017 Best Paper on Public Policy Award, APSA Public Policy section.)
- “Qualitative Methods and American Political Development,” In The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development, Richard M. Valelly, Suzanne Mettler, and Robert Lieberman, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
- “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.
- 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)