Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Daniel Gingerich

Daniel W. Gingerich is Associate Professor of Politics specializing in comparative politics and Director of UVa’s Quantitative Collaborative. He also co-directs the Clear Lab (Corruption Laboratory for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law), a rotating lab housed within UVa’s Democracy Initiative. Gingerich’s research focuses on the factors that make democracies more or less successful in providing public goods to their citizens. To that end, his scholarship concentrates on understanding the causes and consequences of phenomena such as corruption and clientelism, especially as relates to the historical experience of Latin America. He has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Economics and Politics, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics. He is the author of Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team (Cambridge University Press, series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions). Current projects examine the origins and effects of vote secrecy, the political legacies of pandemics, and citizens’ attitudes towards policing and anti-crime policy. Prior to coming to Virginia, Gingerich held a fellowship at Princeton’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in Government from Harvard University in 2007.  

Recent Publications

American Political Science Review (2020)
Comparative Political Studies (2020)
International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2019)
Economics and Politics (2018)

Associate Professor

S254 Gibson Hall
Office Hours: Virtual Office Hours: M 1:00-3:00 pm or by appointment