Dean Henry E. Brady received his PhD in Economics and Political Science from MIT in 1980. He has written on political participation, the dynamics of public opinion, social welfare policy, political polling, statistical methodology, and other topics. He has worked for the federal Office of Management and Budget and other organizations in Washington, D.C. Brady is past president of the American Political Science Association, past president of the Political Methodology Society of the American Political Science Association, and was director of the University of California’s Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009.
Brady is coauthor of many books including Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (1992) which won the Harold Innis Award, and Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (1995) which won the Philip Converse Award. He is also co-editor of several books, such as Rethinking Social Inquiry (2004) which won the Sartori Award. Brady has authored numerous articles on political participation, political methodology, the dynamics of public opinion, and other topics. His latest book is The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (2012).
Brady was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2003 and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006.