University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Faculty - Alec Ewald

Alec Ewald, Associate Professor (2006)

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • M.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Area of expertise

American Politics

Contact Information
Office: Old Mill Room 514
Phone: 802.656.0263

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday - 1:30-3:30; Wednesday 9:00-11:00 or by appointment.

Professor Ewald teaches courses in constitutional law and American politics. Within public law, his current research focuses on voting rights, the institutions of suffrage, and criminal justice. He is author of The Way We Vote: The Local Dimension of American Suffrage (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009), and co-editor of Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2009).  His work on felony disenfranchisement and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions has been published in Publius, the Justice System Journal, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. More broadly, research interests include race and the law, American political development, and comparative courts. Professor Ewald encourages you to stop by his office any time to admire pictures of his children, Oscar and Stella.

He served as Interim Associate Dean of the Honors College in 2014.