Hollie Russon Gilman
Hollie's first book is "Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation and America." She is the co-author of the new book "Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis" with Cambridge University Press. She teaches the course Technology and the Future of Governance and Public Policy at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.
She holds a PhD and MA from the Department of Government at Harvard University and a BA from the University of Chicago with highest honors in Political Science. She has published in numerous academic and popular audience publications including The International Studies Review; PS: Journal of Political Science and Politics; and the Journal of Public Deliberation. Her popular writings have appeared in several news outlets including Axios, The Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Slate, Stanford Social Innovation Review, TechCrunch, Vox and The Washington Post.
Gilman is a recipient of numerous awards, including: AAAS Big Data and Analytics Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, Environmental Working Group’s Excellence for Technology and Innovation, the Center for the American Presidency and Congress Presidential Fellowship and Harvard Kennedy School’s Democracy Fellow program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
She served in the Obama White House as the Open Government and Innovation Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and worked as a field organizer in New Hampshire. She has worked as an advisor, researcher and consultant to numerous non-profits and foundations including the World Bank, Case Foundation, Center for Global Development and Google.org.