Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Fields of Study: Constitutional Studies, Political Theory
Research and Teaching Interests: Classical, Medieval, and Modern Political Thought, Religion and Politics, Political Economy, American Political Thought
Michael Giles earned a Ph.D. at Michigan State (2020) in Political Science. He holds an M.A. in Political Science, also from Michigan State, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Hillsdale College (2012). He is a past recipient of grants from the Bradley Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the Hertog/Hudson Political Studies program.
Mike's research describes the relationship between faith and politics within the context of political philosophy. His dissertation was a study of the political importance of mankind's fall from Eden, as articulated and defended by St. Augustine of Hippo. His research also explores the interaction of religious ideas with such diverse topics as work and economic thinking, political ambition, social trust, and America's founding.