Sean Mcelwee as research associate for Demos, Sean helps expand the organization’s capacity to produce cutting-edge research and timely analysis. Prior to joining Demos in October 2013 as a research intern, Sean held numerous internships in the fields of journalism and public policy, including at Salon and CBS News.
Sean has written essays for numerous influential publications including The Atlantic, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Politico, New York and Boston Review.
His work has been discussed on The New York Times, Politifact, Mother Jones, CNN, Slate and The American Conservative, among others. He has been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio, The Progressive Radio Network, and New Hampshire Public Radio, among others.
Sean’s research and writing interests include how racism affects public policy, the impact of voter turnout on policy, and how economic inequality affects democracy.