Daniel Gillion

Daniel Q. Gillion
Professor, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania
Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for Africana Studies and the Asian American Studies Program
Ford Foundation Fellow, Harvard University

Daniel Q. Gillion completed his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 2009 and was the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University for 2012-2014. His research interests focus on racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public opinion, and the American presidency. Professor Gillion’s recently completed book The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy (Cambridge University Press) demonstrates the influential role of protest to garner a response from each branch of the federal government, highlighting protest actions as another form of constituent sentiment that should be considered alongside public opinion and voting behavior. The Political Power of Protest was the winner of the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Professor Gillion’s research has also been published in the academic journals Electoral Studies and Journal of Politics as well as in the edited volumes of Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior. In addition to being a faculty member in the political science department at Penn, Professor Gillion is an affiliated faculty member with the Department for Africana Studies and the Center for Asian American Studies Program. Professor Gillion is also the Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard University for 2012-2014.



B.A., (2002) Int'l. Political Affairs, Florida State University. M.A. (2004) Politics and Policy. M.A. (2007) Political Science, University of Rochester. Ph.D. (2009) Political Science, University of Rochester.


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