NPR: All Things Considered Interview Dec. 12, 2011


  • 0:00


Speaking, Media &Publications

Academia & Publications

about Gilda

She is also the Director of Litigation for Advancement Project’s National Office, which is a multi-racial civil rights organization.  She supervises attorneys in four program areas:  Power & Democracy (voting rights), Opportunity to Learn (education), Justice (policing and criminalization) and Immigrant Justice (immigration).  

She has drafted and participated in amicus briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court, frequently consults on voting rights issues, and is well published. 

Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of race law and democracy.   Her law review articles have appeared in Cardozo Law Review, Indiana University Law Review (Indianapolis), Denver Law Review, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.  Her writings have also been published in the Huffington Post and various other publications.  She has been quoted in the Washington Post and interviewed for NPR’s All things Considered.  Her book ,
UNCOUNTED:  Voter Suppression in the United States (NYU Press) will be released in January 2020. 

She is a sought after consultant and expert, as well as, a frequent contributor for media and conference panels.   She lectures on voting issues on university campuses and various organizations ranging from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Constitution Society to her local church.  Prior to beginning her voting rights career, Daniels was a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights representing death row inmates and bringing prison condition cases in Georgia and Alabama.  She clerked in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit with the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett and is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root Tilden Scholar and Grambling State University.  

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America. Forthcoming; January 2020

Racial Redistricting in a Post-Racial World, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 947 (2011). Available at SSRN

Senator Edward Kennedy: A Lion for Voting Rights, 14 N.Y.U.J. Legis. & Pub. Policy 415 (2011).

Outsourcing Democracy, 88 DENV. U. L. REV. 1 (2010).

Media Appearances

A podcast conversation on Legal Talk Networkdiscussing Uncounted.  The link is here

An interview on Detroit’s NPRstation, WDET

All of It with Alison Stewart on New York Public Radio station WNYC covers the right to vote in a discussion with Professor Daniels. The link is here.

An interview on Wisconsin Public Radio about voter suppression.

How Safe is Your Right to Vote?” Legal Talk Network, ABA Journal Modern Library, February 5, 2020. Listen here.



​Gilda Daniels serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She is a nationally recognized voting rights and election law expert.  She served as a Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section under the Clinton and Bush administrations.  Professor Daniels has two decades of litigation, negotiation and consulting experience in the substantive voting rights area.  She has investigated, negotiated and litigated cases involving the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Voter Registration Act and other voting statutes.  While a Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section,  she supervised, inter alia, the Tennessee NVRA case that continues to serve as a model for other NVRA actions and United States v. Berks County, PA, that was brought pursuant to Sections 2, 4(e), and 208 of the VRA.    



Interview by Detroit Today | July 23, 2019

Consulting & Speaking

American Constitution Society
​Moderator; Panel Discussion on Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act for the American Constitution Society. June 17, 2011