Michael A. Zilis

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

AMERICAN POLITICS | Political Behavior | Law and Courts

​​​​​​I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, with expertise in political behavior and law and courts. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. My books include The Limits of Legitimacy  (University of Michigan Press), a 2015 Exemplary Law Book, and The Rights Paradox, recently published by Cambridge University Press. My upcoming book, Compliance and the Rule of Law in America, is under contract with Cambridge Elements in Experimental Political Science.