Evan Mandery

Evan Mandery

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JD Harvard Law School
AB Harvard College


Evan Mandery is a professor in the department of criminal justice and an expert on the death penalty.  He is the author of three novels, three works of non-fiction including, most recently, A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America (W.W. Norton) and is a regular contributor to Politico. He is the co-creator of ARTIFICIAL, a live interactive series on Twitch, for which he won a Peabody and an Emmy Award in 2019.

Scholarly Work

Mandery, E. (2011). Q.  New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Shlosberg, A., Mandery, E., West, V., and Callaghan, B. (2014). Expungement and Post-Exoneration Offending. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 104, 353-388

Mandery, E., Shlosberg, A., West, V., and Callaghan, B. (2013). Compensation Statutes and Post-Exoneration Offending. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 103, 553-584.

Mandery, E. (2018, May 11). What Happened to Alan Dershowitz? Politico.

Mandery, E. (2019, October 13). What Teaching Ethics in Appalachia Taught Me About Bridging America’s Partisan Divide. Politico.

Mandery, E. (2019, May 22) Why I’m Boycotting My Harvard Reunion. CNN.com.

Mandery, E. (2014, April 24). End College Legacy Preferences. The New York Times, p.A25.

Honors and Awards

2019 Emmy Award (Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media)

2019 Peabody Award

2014 Silver Gavel (Honorable Mention)

2014 Scribes Award

Research Summary

My academic focus is on capital punishment and educational equity.

Area of Expertise

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Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Educational Equity and Access
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