Last updated on: 3/10/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Marc Meredith, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Business Economics at the University of Pennsylvania
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Felon disenfranchisement has become a contentious and significant public policy issue of late, a response to both the unprecedented rise of the carceral state and mounting questions of fairness in American democracy. More than two hundred years after this country was founded on the principle of equality, felons are the only class of citizens still disenfranchised from the vote.”

Cowritten with Michael Morse, “The Politics of the Restoration of Ex-Felon Voting Rights: The Case of Iowa,” sas.upenn.edu, Jan. 29, 2014

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and Business Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, Sep. 2012-June 2013
  • Visiting Lecturer of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 2008-June 2009
  • Lecturer of Economics, Stanford University, Apr. 2006-June 2006
  • Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, June 2002-Aug. 2003
Education:
  • PhD, Political Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2008
  • MA, Political Science, Stanford University, 2006
  • MA, Economics, Northwestern University, 2002
  • BA, Economics and Mathematical Methods in Social Science, June 2002
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Felons More Likely to Vote for Democrats over Republicans?