Hinda Mandell, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her academic research centers on news coverage of scandal, focusing in particular on political wives whose husbands are ensnared in scandal.
Hinda’s international fellowships include the American Council on Germany’s McCloy Journalism Fellowship and the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship.
She has reported from Germany, Poland, China, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Israel. A Boston Globe correspondent and writer for the Jewish Daily Forward, Hinda writes on suburban life and religious affairs. She is the former editor-in-chief of Boston’s Jewish Advocate, for which she directed news coverage of religious affairs and their cultural implications.
Previously, Hinda was a features editor at the Bennington Banner in Vermont. She began her reporting career at the North Adams Transcript in Massachusetts, where she covered the cops and courts beat. Her op-eds have appeared in Politico, Boston Herald, the Oregonian, Chicago Tribune, Palm Beach Post, Star-Tribune, and the Florida Sun Sentinel. She also blogs for the Sisterhood and has written on scandal there.