Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Galvin’s research focuses on the U.S. presidency and the dynamics of party change. His first book demonstrates that modern Republican presidents have worked to build a stronger and more durable GOP party organization, while Democratic presidents have not consistently focused on party-building. Galvin’s current book project examines how Democrats have tried to adapt to socioeconomic upheaval in the Rust Belt region since the 1970s.
Examines recent efforts of Democratic leaders to rebuild party capacities, and shows that party-building is a cumulative process that takes time, resources, and persistent attention.