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People: Research Faculty

Robert Mickey

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 2005 Harvard University (Political Science)


Rob Mickey’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Rob Mickey’s Personal Website


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.


Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
7632 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Phone: 734–615–9104
Fax: 734–764–3522
Email: [email protected]

University of Michigan Online Directory listing

Selected Publications

Please also see Rob Mickey’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Mickey, R., Paths out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America’s Deep South. 2011, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Chen, A.S., R.W. Mickey, and R.P. Van Houweling, Explaining the Contemporary Alignment of Race and Party: Evidence from California’s 1946 Ballot Initiative on Fair Employment. Studies in American Political Development, 2008. 22(02): p. 204-228.

Mickey, R.W., The Beginning of the End for Authoritarian Rule in America: Smith v. Allwright and the Abolition of the White Primary in the Deep South, 1944?1948. Studies in American Political Development, 2008. 22(02): p. 143-182.

Schickler, E., T.L. Bimes, and R.W. Mickey, Safe At Any Speed: Legislative Intent, The Electoral Count Act Of 1887, And Bush V. Gore. 2001.