Dr. Mickey is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research has focused on the intersections of racial division, party competition, and subnational politics. He is presently studying the political development of the federal community health centers program and, more generally, the politics of the health safety net in the urban North and West since the War on Poverty. He is the author of Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America’s Deep South (Princeton University Press, 2015). The dissertation on which this book is based won the Elmer Eric Schattschneider Prize of the American Political Science Association. He received his Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University.