Danny Hayes

Danny Hayes
Professor of Political Science
Monroe Hall 466
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Areas of Expertise

Media, public opinion, elections, women and politics

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 Politics, Political Behavior, and other academic journals. He has also served as an editor and contributor for 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 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



2019. “How Messages about Gender Bias Can Both Help and Hurt Women’s Representation.” American Politics Research 47(3): 601-627. (with Deborah Jordan Brooks)

2018. “The Decline of Local News and Its Effects: New Evidence from Longitudinal Data.” Journal of Politics 80(1): 332-336. (with Jennifer L. Lawless) 

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

Office Hours

On leave Fall 2020

Classes Taught

Introduction to American Politics and Government

Campaigns and Elections 

Media and Politics