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Assistant Professor
Political Science
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802) 656-1107;
Specialty:Voting rights; felony disenfranchisement; election law; election administration; constitutional law
Biography:Ewald is a political scientist who writes about voting rights and election law. His publications have addressed policies barring people with criminal convictions from voting ("felony disenfranchisement" laws), as well as the history of American election administration. Current projects involve a study of other collateral consequences of criminal convictions, such as loss of the ability to gain professional licenses, serve on a jury, have access to federal student loans, and live in federal housing. Ewald has consulted with research and advocacy organizations include the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Sentencing Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Demos. He teaches courses in American constitutional law, civil rights, and voting rights. His book "The Local Dimension of American Suffrage" is forthcoming from Vanderbilt University Press, and he is co-editor of "International Perspectives on Criminal Disenfranchisement Law," under contract with Cambridge University Press.