Expert: Michael Leo Owens


Michael Leo Owens, associate professor of political science, specializes in urban, state and local politics, political penology, governance and public policy processes, religion and politics, and African American politics. Owens is an associate of Emory's Office of University-Community Partnerships and Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Author of "God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America" (University of Chicago Press, 2007), his current book project is "Prisoners of Democracy," a study of the politics, policies and attitudes that diminish the citizenship of felons in the United States.

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