Robert Mickey

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Robert Mickey

Associate Professor

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Political Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • American Government and Politics
    • Comparative Government and Politics
    • Political Development
    • Race, Ethnicity and Politics
    • Methods
  • About

    Professor Mickey's research focuses on U.S. politics in historical perspective. He is interested in American political development, political parties, racial politics, and policy responses to inequality. His forthcoming book explores the post-war U.S. South as a set of transitions from authoritarian rule. Current projects concern racial politics in the urban North and West; racial appeals and the politics of symbols; race and national party alignment; and the politics of national health insurance.

    Professor Mickey has taught undergraduate courses on the political development of the U.S. South in comparative perspective and directed the department's honors thesis program. At the graduate level, he has taught American Political Development; U.S. Parties; Regimes and Regime Change; and Causal Inference in Small-n Research (with Anna Grzymala-Busse). He has also coordinated the department's workshop on political institutions, and co-coordinated an interdisciplinary colloquium for graduate students on Race and 20th Century American Political Development.

  • Education
    • Harvard University, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    • Brown University, B.A. (Political Science and Philosophy)
  • Courses Taught
    • American Politics Pro-Seminar (graduate)
    • The Politics of the New Inequality (undergraduate)
    • American Political Development (graduate)
    • The Politics of U.S. Policymaking (undergraduate)