Faculty Member In:
Department of Political Science
Illinois State Government
Legislation and the Legislative Process
Politics & Political Campaigns
Race & Politics
Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA (honours) 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. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium, and at the Institute of International Studies, at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He also served on the (Fisher) Royal Commission for Electoral Boundaries in British Columbia. In 2011-12, he was a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Arch W. Shaw National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.