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Hollie Russon Gilman

Hollie Russon Gilman is a Political Reform program Senior Fellow at New America and an Affiliate Fellow at Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Her work focuses on topics at the intersection of civic engagement, digital technology, and participatory governance. Her research explores how to build a more equitable and inclusive multi-racial democracy.  Her first book is Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation and America as part of the Harvard Kennedy School's series on governance innovation in the 21st century. Most recently, Dr. Gilman also co-authored a book with Sabeel Rahman, Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis, Cambridge University Press.

She served in the Obama White House as the Open Government and Innovation Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was a grassroots organizer in rural New Hampshire and has served as an advisor and consultant to numerous foundations, companies, and non-profits. She holds a Ph.D. and MA from Harvard's Department of Government as well as an A.B. from the University of Chicago with the highest honors in political science.