USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

As editor and director of communications, Megan Sweas manages the Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s website and helps its researchers communicate their findings. A freelance journalist, Sweas is the author of Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools are Transforming Urban Education. She writes about social and economic justice issues and world religions for publications such as GlobalPost, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter and Religion Dispatches. She traveled to Italy in 2014 to report on Europe’s immigration crisis as a recipient of the International Reporting Project’s religion reporting fellowship.

Sweas previously covered politics and social issues as an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine, where she also ran the website. She was an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master’s degree in specialized journalism. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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Megan Sweas