Daniel LeChance


Daniel LaChance is assistant professor of history at Emory University where he also serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Law and the Humanities. His work examines the sources, meaning and effects of the “punitive turn” in the United States, the ratcheting up of incarceration and other forms of harsh punishment in the late 20th century. Articles he has written on this topic have appeared in the journals Law and Social Inquiry, Punishment and Society and Law, Culture, and the Humanities. LaChance has also contributed to national discussions on the past and present of the American death penalty through opinion pieces and news analyses published by The New York Times, The New Republic and Newsweek.