Danny Hayes

Danny Hayes

Associate Professor of Political Science
Monroe 471
Phone: 202-994-4344
[email protected]

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 holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and previously served on the faculty at American University and Syracuse University. A former journalist, his teaching and research focuses on political communication and political behavior in American politics. He is the co-author of two books: Women on the Run: Gender, Media, 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 ScienceJournal of PoliticsPolitical BehaviorPolitical Communication, and Politics & Gender, among other outlets. He is an associate editor of the Washington Post blog The Monkey Cage. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was named the university's best professor by GW's student newspaper, 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

By appointment

Classes Taught

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