Alec C. Ewald is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has also taught at Union College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on election law, American political development, and criminal justice; his work has been published in the Justice System Journal, Wisconsin Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Review, and Law and Courts. Several of his previous publications have examined felony disenfranchisement, and he has consulted with research and advocacy organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Sentencing Project, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Demos. He is the author of The Way We Vote (2009).
Brandon Rottinghaus is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. His primary research and teaching interests include the presidency, public opinion, democracy, and research methods. His work on these subjects has appeared in Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Political Communication, PS: Political Science, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and others. His work also extends into comparative politics (especially comparative political behavior and voting rights), and he has published work in Latin American Politics and Society and Electoral Studies. He is the author of the white paper 'Incarceration and Enfranchisement: International Practices, Impact and Recommendations for Reform' for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).