Merle Black

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P. Merle Black (born 1942) is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science at Emory University. He is a frequent media source on Southern politics,[1][2] as is his twin brother, Earl Black, a professor at Rice University. The two brothers are sometime co-authors, and have written several important books about politics in the Southern US, including Politics and Society in the South. Black was President of the Southern Political Science Association, 2002-2003.[3]

Black has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.


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