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Kevin Lyles, PhD

Associate Professor

Political Science


Building & Room:

1102A BSB


1007 W. Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3105



Fields of Interest:

American Government: Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, African-American Legal History, Gender and Law.

Selected Publications

Taking on the System: The Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall.Kevin Lyles and Lucius J. Barker, Stanford University Press, forthcoming Fall 2012.

Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries, Vol. II. (9th edition). Lucius J. Barker, Twiley W. Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin Lyles, and H.W. Perry, Prentice-Hall, 2011.

“A critical Review of American Political Institutions: Reading Race into the Constitutional “Silence” on Race.” Kevin L. Lyles, Katherine Tate and Lucius J. Barker, in African-American Perspectives in Political Science. Ed. Wilbur C. Rich. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007, pp. 364-397.

The Gatekeepers: Federal District Courts in the Political Process.New York: Praeger, 1997.


PhD Washington University—St. Louis 1991

Research Currently in Progress

African-American Legal History: Cases and Commentary (forthcoming, 2013).

Constitutional Law: The Federal System, Cases and Commentaries, Vol. I. Kevin Lyles with Michael Combs and H.W. Perry. A companion volume with the forthcoming 10th edition ofCivil Liberties and the Constitution, Vol. II. Prentice-Hall (forthcoming, 2014).