Political Science Professor Chosen as Penn Fellow

January 18, 2017

Daniel Gillion, Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been included in the ninth cohort of Penn Fellows announced by University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen.

The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career. It includes opportunities to build cross-campus alliances, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about universities and university governance, and consult with Penn’s senior administrators.

Gillion studies racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy, and the American presidency, including the role of protest and how political dialogue on race alters the public policy process and shapes societal and cultural norms to improve the lives of racial and ethnic minorities.

His first book, The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy, won the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. His second book, Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America, was published in 2016.

Professor Gillion is an affiliate faculty member with the Department for Africana Studies and the Center for Asian American Studies Program.