Gilda Daniels is an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a nationally sought after and recognized voting rights and election law expert and served as a Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section under the Clinton and Bush administrations. Her Website, www.gildadaniels.com, promotes her scholarship and, in furtherance of her voter education goals for the masses, she developed the blog, civilrightstoday.org,that hopes to build a partnership between advocacy groups, civic organizations and academics.
Professor Daniels’s scholarship focuses on the intersections between race, law and democracy. Her law review articles have appeared in George Washington Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Indiana University Law Review (Indianapolis), Denver Law Review, and New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Her writings have also been published in the Huffington Post, Baltimore Sun and other print and on-line publications.
A sought-after consultant and expert, Ms. Daniels is a frequent contributor to media and conference panels on university campuses and various organizations, including the Brookings Institute, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Constitution Society. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, Mother Jones, and interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
Prior to beginning her voting rights career, Ms. Daniels was a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights, where she represented death-row inmates and brought cases advocating humane prison conditions 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 Grambling State University and New York University School of Law, where she was a Root Tilden Scholar and former National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association. A native of Louisiana, Ms. Daniels currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.