Micheal W. Giles

Fuller E. Callaway Professor Emeritus

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Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science

Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322


  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1971
  • M.A., University of Kentucky, 1969
  • B.A., North Texas State University, 1968


Micheal W. Giles has served as President of the Southern Political Science Association, Chair of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, and Editor of the Journal of Politics. His research interests span an array of topics including courts as political institutions, racial politics, and urban public policy. He is currently engaged in work focusing on issues of hierarchy within the federal courts.