Michael Giles (M.A. 2016) is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University. He studies political philosophy and American politics. Prior to his doctoral work at MSU, Mike completed a B.A. in Political Economy at Hillsdale College in 2012. He is the recipient of the Humane Studies Fellowship, and his research is also supported by the LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy. He specializes in the political theory of church and state as well as in the relationship between political theory and economics. His dissertation focuses on St. Augustine’s theory of the Fall.