Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
Daniel H. Levine is Professor of Political Science, emeritus, at the University of Michigan. He has also been Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In 2014 he was named Honorary Professor of Social Science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, in Lima Peru.
Born in New York City, he was educated at the Horace Mann School. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and did graduate study at the London School of Economics and Yale University. He received the Ph.D. from Yale University in 1970. As an undergraduate he was a Senior Fellow and received the James B Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study. As a graduate student at Yale, he was named a Sterling Fellow.
Professor Levine taught at the University of Michigan throughout his career. He has also been a visiting Professor and Fellow at numerous universities and research institutes in the United States and abroad: The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC; the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame; Princeton University; the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain); the Universidad del Zulia, the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, the Universidad Central de Venezuela, the Instituto Internacional de Estudios Avanzados and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion [all in Venezuela]; the Universidad Rafael Landivar [Guatemala]; the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima Peru, and the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). His research has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships.
He is the author or editor of ten books: Conflict and Political Change in Venezuela, Church and Politics in Latin America, Religion and Politics in Latin America, Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America, Popular Voices in Latin American Catholicism, Constructing Culture and Power in Latin America, Voces Populares en el Catolicismo Latinoamericano, The Quality of Democracy in Latin America and Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America, Religon and Violence, Rights and Reconciliation, along with numerous articles and chapters in books in English, Spanish, French and German.
He has been a member of the Executive Council of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and member of the Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion and Religions.
Daniel Levine retired from the University of Michigan in 2012 and now lives in Chicago.
Fields of Study:
- Comparative Government and Politics
- Religion, Society and Politics
- Democracy, Democratization, Quality of Democracy
- Civil Society and Social Movements
- Political Science Faculty (1969 - 2012)
- Political Science Department Chair (1999 - 2004)
- Click here to read a short "life report" prepared by Dan Levine for an alumni publication of Dartmouth College, Class of 1964.
- Click here to read a short memoir of a well known former teacher and mentor, Kalman Silvert.
- Click here to read about how Professor Levine's mentors have impacted his career and his life.
- Click here to read a short memoir of the Vatican II in Latin America.
- Click here to read an article of What Pope Francis Brings to Latin America.
- Click here to read a short memior of Robert A. Dahl and Kalman H. Silver.
- Luce Foundation Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011
- Security and Development Fellow, Center for Comparative and International Studies, University of Michigan, 2010
- National Endowment for Humanities, Basic Research Grant, 1982-84
- Fulbright Senior Lecturer, 1990, 1978
- Various Grants from Social Science Research Council
- Latin American Politics
- Comparative Studies in Religion and Politics
- Democracy in Latin America
- Religion and Violence
- Evolution of the theory and practice of rights in the Latin American Churches
- Religion and violence, rights and reconciliation