Merle Black

Asa G. Candler Professor Emeritus

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Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science

Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 1968
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1964


Specialization: American politics, especially the politics of the modern South.

Prof. Black's research projects concern the rise of the Republican party in the South and the consequences for national politics, the changing electorate of the South, and the politics of the Deep South states.