Media and Policy Advisor
Matt Watkins is the host and producer of our award-winning New Thinking podcast on criminal justice reform (subscribe here) and the media and policy advisor in the Research and Policy department. He has written reports on everything from racial bias and pretrial risk assessments, to the imperative of improving confinement conditions in jails and prisons. Matt taught European history at New York University and Adelphi University and spent six years as a radio reporter, editor, and documentary producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal, Toronto, and Iqaluit, Nunavut. Matt has a B.A. from McGill University in Philosophy and History and a Ph.D. in History from NYU. You can find him on Twitter @didacticmatt.