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Daniel Galvin (Ph.D., Yale University) is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at
Northwestern University. His primary areas of research and teaching include the U.S. presidency, political parties, and American political development.
Galvin is the author of Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush (Princeton University Press, 2010), co-editor of Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State (NYU Press, 2006), and his research has been published in several scholarly journals and edited volumes. His current book project, entitled Rust Belt Democrats: Party Legacies and Adaptive Capacities in Postindustrial America (under contract with Oxford University Press), examines the factors that have facilitated or frustrated Democrats' efforts to remain competitive in the face of socioeconomic upheaval in the Rust Belt region since the 1970s.
In 2012, Galvin was the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award from APSA's Political Organizations and Parties section. In 2010, he received the R. Barry Farrell Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and in 2010 and 2011 he was elected by the Northwestern student body to the Faculty Honor Roll. Galvin has been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Miller Center of Public Affairs, the Institute for Policy Research, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, the Harry Middleton Foundation, and Weinberg College.
At Northwestern, Galvin is affiliated with the Institute for Policy Research, Comparative-Historical Social Science, and is a co-founder and co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary Political Parties Working Group.
Galvin is currently the Book Review editor for The Forum.