Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA with honors from the University of British Columbia and AM and PhD degrees from Stanford University, where he was also the playing president of the ice hockey club. Most of his research deals with elections, electoral rules, and public opinion. With Wendy Cho and Jake Bowers, he co-edited the Political Methodologist from 2010-2013. From 2011 to 2015, he was the editor of American Politics Research. Between 2005 and 2007, he completed marathons on all seven continents.
BA (honours): UBC, 1988
AM: Stanford, 1989
PhD: Stanford, 1995
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Political Science
Gaines, B. J., & Kantack, B. R. (2020). How Motivation Influences Political Decision Making. In D. P. Redlawsk (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Political Decision Making Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford.
IGPA COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force, Hewings, G. J. D., Finkin, M. W., Reif, J., Fullerton, D., Jones, F., DeBrock, L. M., Gaines, B. J., Leytham Powell, T., Wilson, R. F., Lawless, R. M., & Powers, E. T. (2020). What Policymakers Should Know About the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19 on Illinois. (Economic & Fiscal Impact Group Report; No. 1). Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois.
Evans, J., & Gaines, B. J. (2019). The Myth of the Bipartisan National Popular Vote Plan. Forum (Germany), 17(2), 345-373. https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2019-0020
Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H., & Sin, G. (2019). A bouncy house? UK select committee newsworthiness, 2005–18. Journal of Legislative Studies, 25(3), 409-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2019.1662612
Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H., & Sin, G. (2019). Conclusion: prospects for analysing committees in comparative perspective. Journal of Legislative Studies, 25(3), 434-441. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2019.1662613