Daniel Thomas Kryder

Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics

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Email: kryder@brandeis.edu
Office: Golding Judaica Center 118
Phone: 781-736-2778
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American political development; qualitative methods; policing and social movements; history of race policy and politics.


  • HS/POL 220a - Social Justice and Democracy Seminar
  • POL 14b - Introduction to American Government
  • POL 50b - Political Science Methods: Research, Design, and Modes of Analysis
  • POL 89a - Political Science Internship
  • POL 108a - Seminar: The Police and Social Movements in American Politics
  • POL 113b - The American Presidency
  • POL 212a - Graduate Seminar: Research Methods and Methodology
  • POL 215a - Graduate Seminar in American Politics


  • New School for Social Research
  • New School for Social Research
  • George Washington University

Daniel Thomas Kryder

Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics


Current scholarship concerns the relationship between police and democracy in American history; ideas of time in the American Constitution, white supremacy in US state constitutions from the founding to the present; and qualitative and historical methods.

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar Award (2016 - 2017)
  • AFP Scholar, Open Society Institute (2013 - 2015)
  • Fulbright Scholar - West Bank (2010)
  • National Science Foundation Collaborative Research Grant - Anti-Civil Rights Networks (2010 - 2012)
  • Visiting Fellow, Charles Warren Center for American History (2006 - 2008)


  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas. Police and Social Protest in Modern America. Cambridge University Press, 2013. (forthcoming)
  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas. "Claims without Capacity: Surveillance and Policing Institutions and Executive Authority in Wartime." The Politics of Peace and the Consequences of War, University of Texas at Austin. May 6-7, 2007. (forthcoming)
  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas and Sarah Staszak. "Constitution as Clockwork: the Temporal Foundations of American Politics." Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. March 9, 2007.
  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas. "Black and White Police in the 20th Century U.S.: Democratization and Policing in American Political Development." Democratization in America. Ed. King, Desmond et. al.. John Hopkins University Press, 2005
  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas. "Entrepreneurs Reinforcing Order: Police Response to Protest and Crime in Washington, D.C. in the Twentieth Century." Political Action and Political Change: Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Agents in American Political Development. Ed. Skowronek, Stephen. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005
  • Kryder, Daniel Thomas. Divided Arsenal: Race and the American State During World War II. Cambridge University Press, 2000.