Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Daniel Kanso is a doctoral candidate in political science. He earned his BA and MA from the University of Georgia, where his research focused on questions of southern politics, legislative politics, and public policy.


BA, University of Georgia, 2015, Political Science & International Affairs

MA, University of Georgia, 2016, Political Science & International Affairs

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A Georgia native, Daniel has devoted much of his professional and academic career to working at the intersection of political science and public policy. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Georgia, Daniel worked in a wide range of leadership roles in the office of Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor from 2015 through 2018, including as a policy advisor and director of communications. Today, Daniel works as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, where he leads GBPI’s tax and budget policy portfolio and government affairs.

Research Interests

Southern Politics

Legislative Politics

Public Budgeting and Finance

Policy Analysis

State and Local Government

Voter Choice

Political Parties