Meghan Condon is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. Her research focuses on how social and economic inequality structures democratic life in the United States: the relationship between inequality and political attitude formation, political engagement, and the effectiveness of policies designed to reduce inequality among children and youth. Her recently published book, The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination (with Amber Wichowsky, Marquette University) is the winner of the 2021 Juliette and Alexander George Book Award given by the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book published in the field of political psychology during the previous calendar year and the Runner Up for the 2022 American Political Science Association Best Book on Class and Inequality published during the past two years. Her research has also appeared in journals including the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, and Policy Studies Journal.
Professor Condon received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison and is the recipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 Best Experimental Dissertation Award and the 2017 APSA Distinguished Junior Scholar in Political Psychology. Prior to her doctoral studies, Condon was a middle school and high school teacher and has now taught students in every grade from 7th to graduate school. She currently teaches courses in American politics and public policy, environmental policy, mindfulness and politics, and inequality and American democracy. Professor Condon is also an active participant in Loyola’s neighborhood high school partnerships and is founder and Co-Director of Loyola's Speak Up Democracy pre-college program for rising seniors from neighborhood public high schools who will be the first in their families to attend college. The program, funded by The Teagle Foundation, will accept the first cohort in Summer of 2023.