Danny Hayes

Danny Hayes
Associate Professor of Political Science
Monroe 471
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Areas of Expertise

American politics; media and politics; elections; public opinion; women and politics

Danny Hayes is associate professor of political science at George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned a master’s degree in Government and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. A former journalist, Professor Hayes’ research focuses on the media, public opinion, and elections in American politics. He is the co-author of Women on the Run: Media, Gender, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Influence from Abroad: Foreign Voices, the Media, and U.S. Public Opinion (Cambridge University Press, 2013). His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of PoliticsPolitical Behavior, and other academic journals. He also serves as an editor of The Monkey Cage, a politics and political science blog at the Washington Post. He was the recipient of the 2018 Kenny Prize for Innovation in Teaching of Introductory Courses, and in 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was named George Washington University’s best professor by The Hatchet.




Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

M.A. in Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1998



Latest book:

Hayes, Danny, and Jennifer L. Lawless. 2016. Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9 am - 11 am

Classes Taught

Introduction to American Politics and Government; Media and Politics; Public Opinion