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Hollie Russon Gilman


New America, Columbia

District of Columbia


Government Policy Research

Dr. Hollie Russon Gilman is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as a fellow at New America and Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. At Columbia she co-teaches a new course on Technology and Innovation in Governance. Hollie Russon Gilman holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Department of Government at Harvard University and A.B. from the University of Chicago with highest honors in political science. Her research interests include the impact of technology on government transparency and accountability, citizen engagement, and implementing democratic innovations. Her first book Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America as part of the Kennedy School’s series on governance innovation; she has a co-authored forthcoming book on the current state of democratic crisis and opportunities for civic renewal.

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Keywords: governance innovation, democratic participation, civic tech, civic engagement