Daniel J. Hopkins

Daniel J. Hopkins, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Hopkins
  • Professor of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Hopkins is a political scientist whose research centers on American politics, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic politics, state/local politics, political behavior, political communication, and research methods.

In addition to his position in Political Science, he holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is the author of more than 40 scholarly articles as well as the book The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized (University of Chicago Press, 2018). A co-founder of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative, he has served on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team as well as for the City of New York.


  • B.A., Harvard University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007

Selected Publications