- Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
- Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
“The widespread support for such [felon disenfranchisement] laws is noteworthy because, as recent legal analysts have pointed out, there has never been a particularly persuasive or coherent reason for disenfranchising felons and ex-felons.”
The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States, 2000
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Current, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Former Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
- Book The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States was awarded Best Book in U.S. History by both the American Historical Association and the Historical Society; was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, 2000
- New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts, 1986
- PhD, Harvard University
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