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JD Harvard Law School (1992)
AB Harvard College (1989)

Evan Mandery is the author of eight books, including four novels, as well as the co-creator and executive producer of the TV series Artificial, for which he won Peabody and Emmy awards in 2019. A leading expert on the death penalty, Evan’s book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America was a New York Times Editors’ Pick, a Kirkus best book of the year, and an ABA Silver Gavel honorable mention. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Evan has been an outspoken critic of legacy admissions since publishing an op-ed in The New York Times in 2014. His new book Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us offers a devastating critique of how elite colleges and suburbs work together to exacerbate social inequality. Evan is also a regular contributor to Politico. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, Valli Rajah-Mandery, a sociologist. They have three children.

Scholarly Work
Mandery, E. (2022) Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us. New York, NY: The New Press.   Mandery, E. (2019, October 13) What Teaching Ethics in Appalachia Taught Me About Bridging America's Partisan Divide. Politico   Mandery, E. (2018, May 11) What Happened to Alan Dershowitz? Politico.   Mandery, E. (2013) A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.   Mandery, E. (2011) Q. New York, NY: HarperCollins.   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.  
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 principal research interests are the death penalty, civil liberties, and educational equity.