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.
- American Politics Pro-Seminar (graduate)
- The Politics of the New Inequality (undergraduate)
- American Political Development (graduate)
- The Politics of U.S. Policymaking (undergraduate)
- Center for Political Studies
Field(s) of Study
- American Government and Politics
- Comparative Government and Politics
- Political Development
- Race, Ethnicity and Politics