Daniel Q. Gillion completed his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 2009. His research interest focuses on racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public opinion, and the American presidency. Professor Gillion’s recently completed book The Power of Political 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. 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 affiliate faculty member with the Center for Africana Studies and the Asian American Studies Program.
Professor Gillion is also the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar and a Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard University for 2012-2014.