Last updated on: 9/6/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Morse Biography

Title:
Research Assistant at Harvard University
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 Marc Meredith, “The Politics of the Restoration of Ex-Felon Voting Rights: The Case of Iowa,” sas.upenn.edu, Jan. 29, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Assistant for Professors Devah Pager and Bruce Western, Harvard University, 2015-present
  • Graduate Coordinator, Graduate Political Economy Workshop, Harvard University, 2015-present
  • Research Assistant for Professor Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University, 2015
  • Research Fellow, Stanford Law School, 2013-2014
  • Undergraduate Fellow, Factcheck.org, June 2010-Jan. 2013
  • Research Assistant, New Yorker, Apr. 2012-June 2012
  • Press Intern, City of Philadelphia, Sep. 2009-Apr.2010
  • TeenLink Sports Editor, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Aug. 2007-June 2009
Education:
  • JD/PhD candidate, Yale Law School, and Harvard’s Department of Government
  • BA, summa cum laude, Political Science and Creative Writing, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Felons More Likely to Vote for Democrats over Republicans?