Marc J. Dunkelman is a visiting fellow at Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. His research focuses on how the evolving architecture of American community has affected the workings of government, the dynamism of the American economy, and the resilience of the American social safety net.

During more than a dozen years working in Washington, DC, Dunkelman served on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as legislative director and chief of staff to a member of New York City’s delegation to the House of Representatives, and as the vice president for strategy and communications at the Democratic Leadership Council. He was also a senior fellow at the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a visiting fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Buffalo, NY, Dunkelman is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia, where he worked to found the Columbia Political Union. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Providence Journal, Harvard Business Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, Salon, and National Affairs, among other publications.

In 2014, W.W. Norton published Dunkelman’s first book, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community which was covered by the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Politico, Boston Globe, Providence Journal, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Macleans, among other places. He and his wife Kathryn live with their two young daughters and their mini-goldendoodle in Providence, Rhode Island.