NEWS 2011

IPR Welcomes Three New Faculty Fellows

Quincy Stewart

Quincy Thomas Stewart
Associate Professor of Sociology
PhD, Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

As a social demographer, Quincy Stewart is interested in the dynamic processes that create inequalities in socioeconomic status, health, and mortality. He has published on quantitative methods for studying inequality and estimating mortality, as well as on racial and ethnic disparities in socioeconomic status, health, and mortality.

Stewart’s current work includes analyzing theories of racial inequality using agent-based models, examining the role of disease prevalence in mortality outcomes, and studying racial disparities in a range of outcomes including attitudes, socioeconomic status, and health. He will be part of IPR’s research programs in Social Disparities and Health and in Poverty, Race, and Inequality.

In 2006, Stewart was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. Before joining Northwestern, he was a faculty member in sociology at Indiana University.

Georgia Kernell
Georgia Kernell

Georgia Kernell
Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Columbia University, 2008

Georgia Kernell’s research spans the areas of comparative politics, quantitative methodology, and American politics. In particular, she is interested in political parties, political behavior, electoral politics, gender quotas and representation, and measuring the ideology of voters and representatives. She will join IPR’s research programs in Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy and in Quantitative Methods for Policy Research, also known as the Q-Center.

Kernell, who was a postdoctoral fellow in the program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008–09, is turning her dissertation into a book. In it, she examines how party organization affects electoral success in parliamentary systems. She is also working on several projects that examine the institutions that regulate party diversity, the normative implications of party organizations for representation, and how political information shapes consumer sentiment.

Dan Galvin
Daniel Galvin

Daniel Galvin
Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 2006

Daniel Galvin’s primary areas of research and teaching include the American presidency, political parties, historical institutionalism, and American political development. He is the author of Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush (Princeton University Press, 2010), several journal articles, and is co-editor, with Ian Shapiro and Stephen Skowronek, of Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State (NYU Press, 2006). In a current study, he is examining how Democrats in the Rust Belt adapted to changing economic and political conditions since the 1970s, with varying degrees of success.

Galvin, who is part of IPR’s research program in Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy, has been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Miller Center of Public Affairs, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, the Eisenhower Foundation, and Yale University. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and The Nation, among others.